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  • February 20, 2017
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Book Feature: A Shaman in Kensington Square by Alba Lewis

This is a story about a mouse, an eagle, a shaman, Sarah who’s run away to London from her husband leaving her children, Janet who’s been loyally married to Roger for decades and wants to stand by her husband but has fallen for the charms of a much younger man, and Doug who frequents back room bars whilst holding down a important job. But all their lives change as the energy of the shaman comes to stir things up. Book Excerpt: I close my eyes, waiting to feel what to do next. Twenty-five faces watch me. You are waiting to
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  • July 28, 2016
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Book Feature: Cocktails and Mock-Tales by Jilianne McLean & Mark Lynch

  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
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  • April 8, 2016
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Book Feature: The Hidden Reality by Stephen Martino – Win $50 Amazon Gift Card!

  Title: The Hidden Reality Author: Stephen Martino Publisher: Light Messages Pages: 318 Genre: Science Fiction/Political Thriller In the year 2084, the brilliant inventor, Alex Pella, finds himself at a precarious crossroad between the pursuit of justice and preservation of his own sanity. While attempting to undermine an international New World Order government created by the financial juggernaut known as The New Reality, he must also face the hidden truths about his own genetic heritage that are slowly destroying him. After receiving an ambiguous message sent from a former New Reality executive who died 2 years prior, Alex learns that
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  • April 6, 2016
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Book Excerpt: Super Sized Success by Linda Zander

Title: SUPER SIZED SUCCESS: 9 Steps to Maximum Riches in Minimum Time Author: Linda Zander, The Success Packager Publisher: MAXAR Press Pages: 138 Genre: Non-Fiction: Success/Personal Development/Self-Help/Business & Money The only Get Rich Quick method that puts VALUES before profit as the non-negotiable to achieving lasting riches in all areas of ones’ life. Super Sized Success delivers a revolutionary new definition of success never shared before… “Success is a balanced achievement of Wealth and Well-Being through consistently living the Truth of one’s own grace inspired values.”   Multi-Millionaire Author, Linda Zander, unveils the shocking Truth about Financial Wealth…that without relentlessly
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  • July 6, 2015
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In the Spotlight: Let’s Talk About Tickling by Veronica Frances

Title: Let’s Talk About Tickling Author: Veronica Frances Publisher: Blue Note Books Pages: 240 Genre: Non-fiction/Erotic Literature/Self Improvement Format: Kindle Let’s Talk About Tickling is an honest, straightforward discussion about tickling. Discover the many different aspects of tickling—the fantasies, the realities, the many paradoxes of the tickling fetish and how to come to terms with ones own sensuality. A refreshing and very welcome find, Let’s Talk About Tickling is for anyone who wishes to expand their awareness of tickling and other related fetishes. This book will be of great interest to anyone who wants to get in touch with their
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  • June 3, 2015
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Susan Peterson Wisnewski’s Blindsight Book Excerpt Tour – Win $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Title: BlindSight Author: Susan Peterson Wisnewski Publisher: SPW Writes Pages: 238 Genre: Thriller/Paranormal/Suspense Format: Kindle Life is already bad enough after Tisha Adams loses both her job and her beautiful Manhattan apartment. Living in a musty garage apartment and working for her uncle in Queens, her life is upended when she witnesses a murder on her train commute. When the body disappears, she teams up with Detective Murphy, a man with mysterious abilities. But Tisha is keeping a secret of her own, a skill she’s always hated and feared. The dead speak to her. And if she touches a person,
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  • May 20, 2014
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Book Excerpt: The Witch’s Salvation by Francesca Pelaccia

Title: The Witch’s Salvation Author: Francesca Pelaccia Publisher: Francesca Pelaccia Pages: 388 Genre: Historical Fiction/Paranormal Format: Paperback, Kindle Purchase at AMAZON A witch who demands humanity. The immortal families who denied her of it. Two mortals commanded to right the wrong. That is the fate of the urban princess Anasztasia and the renegade prince Matthias, born shockingly mortal to two immortal families. If they go back in time and restore the witch’s humanity, she will grant them immortality. She will also break a 550 year-old curse that imprisons Matthias’s family in their ancestral homeland and exiles Anasztasia’s family from it.
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  • April 15, 2014
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Book Excerpt: Broken Family by Kevin Hopson

Title: Broken Family Author: Kevin Hopson Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing Pages: 34 Genre: Crime/Mystery Format: Kindle Purchase at AMAZON Sheriff Joseph Mauro is summoned to a local lake in Stone County, having received a report of a dead woman along the water’s shore. With foul play a possibility, he utilizes the help of his two female deputies in questioning family members and friends. As the three of them search for clues and possible motives, the case takes an unexpected turn, and Sheriff Mauro must rely on his instincts if he is going to weed out the killer. Excerpt: “Who’s the victim?”
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Book Spotlight: Lifetime of Achievement by Jordan Maylea Ramirez

Title: Lifetime of Achievement Author: Jordan Maylea Ramirez Paperback: 106 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 7, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1480274399 ISBN-13: 978-1480274396 ABOUT LIFETIME OF ACHIEVEMENT There are too many people going through life content with mediocrity.  People going to jobs they hate, to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like. People who are dreading Monday, looking forward to hump day and praying for Friday; and let’s not even talk about those two weeks of paid vacation… those are gold! How long have we been this way? Is this really what life is
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New Sci-Fi Paranormal Book for Review: The Green Memory of Fear by B.A. Chepaitis

B.A. Chepaitis will be touring in March and April with her sci-fi paranormal novel The Green Memory of Fear. On Prison Planetoid Three, Jaguar Addams uses her empathic gifts to make criminals face the fears that drive their heinous acts. Very few escape the telepathic web she weaves around them. . . . until now. When Jaguar takes on an assignment investigating a psychiatrist on trial for abuse of a little boy, she finds a killer unlike any she’s faced before. Dr. Senci’s psi skills are a match for her own, and unless she consents to do as he wants,
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  • October 18, 2011
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Book Excerpt: A Death For Beauty by Alberto Rios Arias

A DEATH FOR BEAUTY, by Alberto Rios Arias, Freedom River Books, Kindle Edition, $7.95. Set during the Civil War, a troubled young woman struggles with her conscience after the suspicious death of her unfaithful husband. When her dreams of a new life seem hopeful, she ventures across the western plains with her sickly daughter in tow and an unscrupulous businessman who promises her a pot of gold. But the seeds of this dangerous venture—sown in blood—yield the unexpected and what she encounters along the fringes of the Oregon Trail in the dark corners of the prairies, will change her life
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Book Spotlight: Glorify Each Day by John Banks

GLORIFY EACH DAY, by John Banks, 819 Publishing, 286 pp, $12.64 (Kindle $9.99) Glorify Each Day is a darkly comical novel depicting the consequences of violence in modern American life. It tells many stories. Tommy “Teach” Morrison, the novel’s main character, tells the story of his relationship with his childhood friend Charles – a story of a horrible misunderstanding and a story that Tommy can never retell. It tells the story of Tommy and Cait, a story of shared love and shared jokes, but a story that Tommy has doomed to end unhappily. Glorify Each Day is the story of
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Book Excerpt: Telegraph Island by John Milton Langdon

TELEGRAPH ISLAND, by John Milton Langdon, Tate Publishing, 280 pp. Step back in time to the Victorian age. The industrial revolution in Britain is in full spate and electronic communication is in its infancy. Based loosely on fact author John Milton Langdon weaves a tale of romance and adventure on the high seas and in the Orient. Jason Smiley Stewart — My Life Story describes the life of an average man. Although he is born in humble circumstances, he shows how a combination of perseverance and intelligence aided by a little good fortune, can help any child overcome the disadvantages
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  • July 7, 2011
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Book Excerpt: Chique Secrets of Dolce Vita by Barbara Conelli

In an excerpt from Barbara Conelli’s new book, Chique Secrets of Dolce Vita, we get to understand just what living a dolce vita life means – having the eyes to see the real beauty, having the nose to smell intoxicating scents, having the ears to hear dreamy sounds, having the mouth to taste delicate flavors, having the body to perceive soft sensations. In a nutshell, it means being aware of yourself, of your emotions and desires, and finding happiness in ordinary unique things. In Barbara’s new book, she uncovers all the sweet, passionate, and dark Milanese secrets that have up
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  • March 4, 2011
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Book Excerpt: Semper Cool by Barry Fixler

Title: Semper Cool Author: Barry Fixler Genre: Memoir Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Exalt Press; First edition (December 1, 2010) Language: English ISBN-0982518404 ISBN-978-0982518403 Semper Cool is the wrenching, sometimes hilarious and always thought-provoking true story of well-off Long Island teenager who enlists in the U.S. Marine Corps seeking adventure and his father’s approval and finds both, plus more danger than he ever could have imagined. Barry Fixler gets molded into a Marine at Parris Island and sent to Vietnam, where he is assigned to a company that would soon etch its place in Marine Corps lore. Fixler’s Echo Company defends
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Book Excerpt: Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D.

Title: Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D. Author: Barbara Barnett Genre: Television Nonfiction Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Ecw Press (September 1, 2010) Language: English ISBN-1550229559 ISBN-13: 978-1550229554 Medical students are taught that when they hear hoofbeats, they should think horses, not zebras, but Dr. House’s unique talent of diagnosing unusual illnesses has made House, M.D. one of the most popular and fascinating series on television. In Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D., Barbara Barnett, co-executive editor of Blogcritics magazine and widely considered a leading House expert, takes fans deep into the heart of the show’s central
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  • July 3, 2010
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Book Excerpt: The Accidental Millionaire by Gary Fong

Title: The Accidental Millionaire Author: Gary Fong Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: Ben Bella Books Language: English ISBN-1933771917 ISBN-978-1933771915 The Accidental Millionaire is the memoir of Gary Fong, would-be slacker who revolutionized wedding photography, inventor of popular photography aids, entrepreneur, contrarian, bon vivant and a man who really, really didn’t want to become a doctor. A first-generation Chinese-American, Gary was raised in one of Los Angeles’ least-desirable neighborhoods and was forced to deal—in his own quirky and often very funny way—with the burdens of poverty, crime and his parents’ relentless aspirations. These issues almost overwhelmed him until he had a dramatic
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  • May 31, 2010
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Book Excerpt: Full Moon at Noontide by Ann Putnam

Title: Full Moon at Noontide: A Daughter’s Last Goodbye Author: Ann Putnam Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Southern Methodist University Press Language: English ISBN-0870745557 ISBN-978-0870745553 This is the story of my mother and father and my dashing, bachelor uncle, my father’s identical twin, and how they lived together with their courage and their stumblings, as they made their way into old age and then into death. And it’s the story of the journey from one twin’s death to the other, of what happened along the way, of what it means to lose the other who is also oneself. My story takes
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  • May 20, 2010
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Book Excerpt: Take Me Out to the Ballgame by Gary Morgenstein

Title: Take Me Out to the Ballgame Author: Gary Morgenstein Paperback: 290 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Language: English ISBN-1448620503 ISBN-978-1448620500 Baseball and bailouts, as American as apple pie. Weaving today’s economic malaise with the powerful magic of a Cinderella baseball team, Take Me Out to the Ballgame is a political baseball novel for our times. The Buffalo Matadors haven’t won a world championship in 37 years, a dying franchise. Until flamboyant Harry Witowsky, a 21st Century George Steinbrenner, buys them, vowing to do whatever is necessary to change the fortunes of the “Door Mats.” Victories and attendance climb as Witowsky creates
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  • April 21, 2010
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Book Excerpt: Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Title: Moonlight Falls Author: Vincent Zandri Genre: Thriller Paperback: 328 pages Publisher: R.J. Buckley Publishing (Dec 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0758229208 ISBN-13: 978-0758229205 Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment
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