Monthly Archives: August 2013

51f2+TQsatL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-64,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Warpath by Richard Blomberg

Genre: Military Thiller, Adult Fiction, Action-Adventure

Price:  $2.99

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Two orphaned brothers raised by Sioux elders. One a Navy SEAL. One a doctor. One kills. One saves. One wants to die with honor. One just wants to die. Who will get their wish?

Warpath is Jack Gunn’s fast-paced story of pursuit across the Middle East, leading his Ghost team to hunt, track, and kill Afghan terrorists. Jack incorporates instincts he inherited from his great, great, great-grandfather, Sitting Bull with twenty-first century technology. Doctor Travis Gunn, Jack’s complete opposite, is an alcoholic widower working for an Arab plastic surgeon in Dubai while running from his inescapable past.

Hunting terrorists responsible for murdering CIA agents and kidnapping Travis, Jack fervently pushes his SEALS and the CIA, pulling out all the stops to rescue Travis before terrorists execute him. Jack walks the fine line between his duty to kill terrorists, his duty to be at the side of his cancer-stricken wife, and his duty to fulfill the promise he made to his dying mother to “watch out” for his little brother Travis, the brother he despises. The fast-paced action in Warpath only intensifies when Jack is faced with an even greater challenge: stopping the implementation of Grand Jihad terrorist attacks worldwide. Readers will turn pages fervently to learn how he draws on his unique Indian talents and warrior mentality to save his family, his brother, and his honor.

What they’re saying about it:

Dr Richard Blomberg did and absolutely outstanding job with his first military thriller. It is a perfect combination of American heroism and close to home story telling! A must read and I can’t wait for the second book in the series. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Book has all the action and kick a$$ heroism of a Mitch Rapp or Jack Reacher type novel, but the authors added influence of Native American culture sets this book in a different category of its own. I have read all the Rapp books, all the Reacher books, every Scot Harvath book and since I was running out of cool terrorist killing bad guy thumping warriors to read about I was very pleased to be recommended this book. Now my only problem is I am now hooked on Jack Gunn and this is the first completed book in the series so I am eagerly waiting for book number two. Highly suggest anyone who enjoys the above mentioned characters give this book a shot you won’t be disappointed.

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perf5.000x8.000.inddGull Harbor by Kathryn Knight
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Price: $4.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon     B&N 

When Claire Linden’s job sends her to the sleepy town of Gull Harbor, she never expects to encounter her ex-boyfriend. As a medium, the prospect of tackling a haunted house is less daunting than seeing Max Baron again. Throughout their passionate college relationship, he promised to love her forever. Then, without explanation, he abandoned her on graduation day.

Max never intended to break Claire’s heart—a cruel ultimatum forced him to disappear from her life. While he’s shocked to find her in Gull Harbor, he isn’t surprised by the bitter resentment she feels for him…or the fiery attraction that remains between them.

Claire is determined to rid her temporary home of its aggressive ghost, but Max soon realizes she’s facing a danger beyond the paranormal. When Claire risks everything to help a desperate spirit, Max must race to save her—before another tragedy tears them apart forever.

“As in Kathryn Knight’s first novel, Silver Lake, I could not stop reading.  The fear I felt for Claire was real.  While I do not envy Claire’s medium skills, I loved learning about her talent and watching her patience and understanding when dealing with a rather difficult ghost.  Once again, I will happily recommend this book to everyone.” – A Novel Review (5 stars)

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finalcover copySmoke, Wings and Stone by Marijon Braden
Genre: YA/fantasy
Price: 2.99
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Carrie and Sara Fleming are as different as two sisters can be.  Both in high school, Carrie is an outgoing soccer jock, trying to navigate the minefield of Varsity sports –and dating.  Sara is a talented musician, who wants to spend her senior year focusing on graduating and getting into a great music school.  Both of their lives change forever when Sara inadvertently finds herself engaged to marry Lucien Gargouille, prince of an ancient race of gargoyles.

Sara has no interest in marrying anyone, but a vow spoken in the moonlight has bound her to Luc – forever.  To make matters worse, there is a war brewing.  For centuries, the gargoyles have protected mankind from all the dark forces in the world.  But someone is making trouble, and trying to break the fragile treaty that has kept evil at bay, and Sara has become a target.

Carrie sees the danger around her sister, but can only watch and wait, hoping that Luc and his Family can keep Sara safe.  After all, this is what they were born to do – protect the world from vampires, and all the other creatures, who would try to break out of their darkness.  But when the enemy makes a daring move, it falls on Carrie to save her sister, and to keep the two worlds from crashing together.

What they’re saying about it:

This Book Has EVERYTHING A Teenage Girl Wants To Read About!

To be honest, I’m not exactly in the age category the book is written for, but I still enjoyed the story and the characters a lot.

Smoke Wings and Stone is a fantastic journey into a world of magic, good vs. evil, and beautiful romance.

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51kvJl2ouFL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-73,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Beyond Academics: Preparation for College and for Life by Lee Binz
Type: Non-Fiction
Genre: Education, Homeschooling
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon

 

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Train Your Children to Succeed in Life!

Homeschool Secrets to Help Your Children become Thriving, Successful Adults

Homeschooling is so much more than an educational movement. It is a completely different approach to raising children that incorporates academics into their broader education. If you focus solely on academics in your homeschool, especially in your homeschool high school, you are missing the boat.

Lee Binz, The HomeScholar, brings a fresh approach to homeschooling the upper grades, an approach that combines rigorous academics with mastery of the “science of daily living.”

>>> Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • how to leverage leadership and community service opportunities,
  • how to help your student develop independent living,
  • how to promote financial and community skills, and
  • how to guide your child’s physical, mental and spiritual health.

˃˃˃ Here’s Why You Need This Book:

In this book, you’ll learn the three overlapping areas that are important for success in both college and life: college prep activities to include on a transcript, skills for independent learning that all adults require, and health and safety issues that will prepare kids for a happy and healthy adulthood.

“Beyond Academics” is the next book in the HomeScholar’s Coffee Break Books series. Designed especially for parents who don’t want to spend hours reading a 400-page book on homeschooling high school, this series combines Lee’s practical and friendly approach with detailed, but easy-to-digest information, perfect to read over a cup of coffee at your favorite coffee shop!

Never overwhelming, always accessible and manageable, each book in the series will give parents the tools they need to tackle the tasks of homeschooling high school, one warm sip at a time.

˃˃˃ Who is Lee Binz and Why Should You Listen to Her?

Lee Binz, The HomeScholar, understands what it takes to graduate homeschool students who are fully prepared for college and for life. Lee’s practical advice and organized presentations have helped thousands of homeschool parents muster the courage to complete their homeschooling journey. She is both reassuring and empowering, and will give you the knowledge you need to successfully graduate your high school student, and have confidence that they are ready to take on the world.

A firm believer that homeschooling provides the best possible learning environment, and that parents are capable of providing a superior education for their children, Lee’s mission is to encourage and equip parents to homeschool through high school.

What they’re saying about it:

Lee is a Master at helping us navigate HS academics, but has gone a step further in aiding us with “whole student” readiness. What about volunteering? Will my child be able to live independently? Should we be thinking of a major this early in the game?

Lee Binz has answers to these questions and more as we prepare our teens for college and beyond. An easy but insightful read!

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DarkMoonlightingPictureAmazonFinalDark Moonlighting by Scott Haworth
Type: Novel
Genre: Paranormal/Humor
Price: 0.99 (From 8/12/13 to 8/16/13. Regular price $4.99)
Where to Get It:
Amazon 
Nick Whittier, having been alive for six centuries, has had plenty of time to master three professions. In a typical week he works as a police officer, lawyer and doctor and still finds time to murder someone and drink their blood. He used to feel guilty about the killings, but now he restricts himself to only eating the worst members of society. Few people in Starside, Illinois seem to care about the untimely deaths of spam e-mailers, pushy Jehovah Witnesses and politicians. However, the barriers between Nick’s three secret lives start to crumble when a mysterious man from his past arrives in town seeking revenge. Nick must move quickly to prevent the three women in his life, and the authorities who are hunting him, from discovering his terrible secret.

Dark Moonlighting is the first book in the humorous series.  It explores four of the biggest clichés in popular culture, and it pokes fun at a number of popular television shows including Law & Order, Bones and House. It also takes a more realistic and amusing approach to the vampire cliché. For example, the average human has the equivalent of five Big Gulps worth of blood in their body. Nick takes twenty minutes to kill someone and, like the vampire bat, must immediately urinate afterwards.

What they’re saying about it:
From Publishers Weekly:

Nick Whittier is highly accomplished and hard working for a 26-year-old; but then, he’s been 26 for 651 years. As the witty protagonist in this well-paced comedy set in Starside, Ill., he is the vampire you hate to love… More funny than grisly, this clever novel offers a re-imagining of vampire culture and the science behind it.

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zombieapocalypse2012apoliticalhorrorstory_ianmcclellanZombie Apocalypse 2012: A Political Horror Story by Ian McClellan
Genre: horror, humor
Price: .99 cents
Where to Get It: 

Amazon      Smashwords

Zombie/Apocalypse 2012: A Political Horror Story is a zombie tale with a political background story- not from a left or right minded perspective, but from that of an average American who feels left behind by the system. It is the tale of a regular guy- an unemployed factory worker- in the first days of the end of the world, a time in which the ways of doing things have become muddled between pre and post apocalypse. It may not be too late to save humanity, but any progress that is made gets sidetracked by the failings of the media and politicians, religious fanatics, left-wing zealots, right-wing zealots, political correctness, and bureaucracy. Will divisiveness and the failed policies of our past doom us in the future? Yes, but at least there will be some laughs along the way.

What they’re saying about it:

“I really enjoyed Zombie/Apocalypse 2012: A Political Horror Story (apart from that mouthful of a title), McCellan has an easy to read writing style that makes a zombie book that is hard to put down.”-The Rotting Zombie

Zombie Guide Magazine’s Top Five Indie Zombie Books  http://www.zombie-guide.com/top-five-indie-zombie-books/

“The most entertaining zombie story I’ve read in a long time. Can zombies make you laugh- they can in this apocalypse. Add some government red tape and a little twist to the ending and you have quite an enjoyable read.” -Amazon Review

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A Slice of Heaven smashwords book coverA Slice of Heaven by Sheila Williams
Type: Short Story
Genre: Paranormal Humor
Price: .99
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An endearing tale of a soul’s journey….Mr. Reaper has assigned the orientation of a young soul to Franklin Covington. Franklin’s slice of Heaven has been pretty sweet, but he has a wish list with a single, all-important item on it. His goal is almost in reach, so he takes on the task of showing the newcomer, Jerry, the ropes so he can earn the needed points. His free spirit shines through his philosophies on life and death as he prepares Jerry for his final exam. Franklin’s artful manifestations and insights are sprinkled with a touch of humor as he shares the fundamentals of the afterlife. Each step he and Jerry make leads them closer to discovering the bond they share as the “classes” continue for the student as well as the teacher.

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