Book Review Beyond the Spotlight

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promo-photo-1-book-coverTitle: Beyond the Spotlight

Author: Alan Murphy

Genre: Nonfiction

Rating: A

Beyond The Spotlight is the eagerly awaited first book by radio show host and entertainment journalist Alan Murphy. This explosive, tell-all book takes you inside the celebrity bubble and includes never-before-told stories about the likes of Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, Janice Dickinson, Prince and Lindsay Lohan. It lifts the lid on life in the limelight and explores celebrity culture, bringing you all the highs and lows, tears and tantrums from Tinseltown. Featuring exclusive interviews with everyone from Charlize Theron and Paris Hilton to Enrique Iglesias and Niall Horan, Beyond The Spotlight is an absolute must read for all showbiz fans and gives you unlimited access to the biggest stars on the planet. Already an Amazon Top 10 Best Seller, Beyond The Spotlight has received huge media attention in Alan’s home country. It’s your VIP ticket to the world of fame and celebrity…

I love celebrity gossip so I HAD to get my hands on this book, and read those never-before-told stories! And boy, was I surprised by some, and did I really love others. A very fun read!

Book Review The Moreva of Astoreth

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Tmoa-cover-lighter-1itle: The Moreva of Astoreth

Author: Roxanne Bland

Genre: Science Fiction

Rating: B+

In the world-building tradition of Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey and Ursula K. LeGuin, The Moreva of Astoreth is a blend of science fiction, romance, and adventure in a unique, richly imagined imperialistic society in which gods and science are indelibly intertwined. It is the story of priestess, scientist, and healer Moreva Tehi, the spoiled, headstrong granddaughter of a powerful goddess who is temporarily exiled from Temple life in her beloved desert home to a volatile far northern corner of the planet for neglecting to perform her sacred duty, only to venture into dangerous realms of banned experimentation, spiritual rebirth, and fervent, forbidden love.

The Moreva of Astoreth was an excellent book, and I really enjoyed the story and characters. Some parts of the book were repetitive, though, and the book would be even better if some of the repetitive phrases/scenes were cut. Once I got past that, I quite enjoyed it. I’m also not a big fan of the cover.

Book Review Living in the Shallows

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livingshallowsTitle: Living the Shallows

Author: Tani Hanes

Genre: YA Romance

Aileen Foster, a shy, 22 year old student from LA, thinks she has landed a dream job as an interpreter for some actors making a film in Japan. She gets a surprise when she arrives in Tokyo and finds out that they are UK Crush, the hottest boyband around. She has been orphaned for most of her life, and it’s a shock for her to enter their world of frank physicality. The boys come to love her, and Aileen is forced to look at her life and choices, and decide if she’s ready to be brave and start living.

 

Review: Aileen is a shy student from LA who has landed her dream job, interpreting for some actors making a film in Japan. Turns out the actors aren’t just actors, but the hottest Boyband on the planet, UK Crush. I loved this story! Aileen was amazing, the guys were great, and basically it’s just a swoon-worthy love story that forces you to keep turning the pages and rush through it till you reach the end.

Promo Post The Travelers

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About the Book

travelers-cover-finalTitle: The Travelers

Author: K.L. Kranes

Genre: YA Fantasy

Dagny lives a dangerous life. Pursued by an unknown enemy, Dagny and her family are always on the run and must use magic to stay hidden and safe. When Dagny meets Marc, everything changes. For the first time, she can imagine a future that doesn’t involve constantly changing her life. Despite the risk, Dagny vows to stop running. But as their enemies start closing in, Dagny wonders if she can ever really live a normal life and if she can actually trust Marc.

 

Author Bio

klkranes-pictureK.L. Kranes, author of The Travelers, lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and daughter. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Communications. K.L. moved to New York City after college and worked in public relations before returning to her true passions of writing and editing. When not working on her next YA novel or blogging, she works as a freelance writer and editor. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and trying out new potential hobbies. Her latest endeavors include driving her dog crazy as she learns the guitar and making a fool of herself as a novice swing dancer. For more information on K. L. check out her website www.klkranes.com or www.thetravelersbook.com.

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Promo Post The Whizbang Machine

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About the Book

Whizbangmachinebook1_Title: The Whizbang Machine

Author: Danielle A. Vann

Genre: YA

After years of running from his tragic past, Jack Yale books a flight home. With him is a typewriter that is intended to be a gift for his granddaughter, Elizabeth. The minute Elizabeth’s fingers cradle the large black and cream keys the machine responses: popping, sizzling, and roaring to life with a Whiz-Whiz-BANG!

Elizabeth quickly discovers the typewriter has powers beyond anything she has ever seen. The more she types, the more the machine spells out guarded secrets. Each secret leads them deeper into a haunted past. Each secret must be revealed in order to set history straight and remove a curse that has been on their family for centuries.

To solve the mystery, Elizabeth Yale, alongside Jack, will have to crack the code of the Whizbang Machine. What they find challenges their most basic assumptions of their family, the history of the typewriter, and even Elizabeth’s father’s death. The ultimate goal is to remove the curse.

The question is: will Jack and Elizabeth be able to carry out their mission?

Author Bio

5249_f2c2Danielle A. Vann lives to write. When she was small, she spent endless days writing and crafting wild characters out of thin air. As Danielle grew, that love for writing sparked a career in journalism. She began her career as a scriptwriter and then moved into a flourishing career as a news reporter, food reporter, and morning/evening news anchor. That career earned her an Associate Press Award.

After becoming a mother, she was inspired to write children’s books for her three adorable children. While she holds children fiction especially close to her heart, she also loves to write books for all ages. These genres include Young-Adult Fiction, Adult Fiction, Young Reader Fiction, and Non-Fiction.

When she isn’t writing you can find her doing “mom” things, digging in her organic vegetable gardens, running, finding her Zen in yoga, or playing chef in the kitchen. She currently lives in Mansfield, Texas.

Danielle is also the author of Gracie Lou and The Bad Dream Eater, November 2016 release The Whizbang Machine, and September 2016 release The Very Tall Tale of Ranger, the Great Pyrenees, and his Adorable Friend, Miss Keys, and October 2016 release Building Faith Through A Carpenter’s Hands. To learn more, visit www.authordanielleavann.com.

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Website: http://authordanielleavann.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorDanielleA.Vann/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorDanielleV

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New Release: Life, Liberty, Pursuant To

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15046311_216236185470646_1836622789_nSanapia Jones and Marcus Brand have it all. Their crazed stalker is finally in custody. They have a lovely home, wonderful friends, amazing careers, and, most importantly, each other. That is, until the unthinkable happens and a devastated Sana must pick up the pieces of her heart and carry on for the sake of her son. Two years pass and Sana is ready to take her new relationship to the next level when a fire at the studio interrupts her plans. What happens next will change all their lives in ways they couldn’t imagine.

Author Bio

Piken Sander lives among sprawling oak and aspen in Northern California to where she escaped from colder climes many years hence. Her randy Auntie asked her to ‘tell her a story’, demanding that there be strong women and steamy passion, and this began the writings of Piken as she crafted stories of girl meets boy, girl and boy go through the torture of life and beyond, with at the very least hopeful endings. When her Auntie passed, she left her niece a one sentence note in her will: “Now publish the damn things.” Piken’s day consists of writing and social media, and such difficult decisions as which of her dizzying array of wildly colorful pajamas she should wear on a given day. She loves a perfectly steeped cup of good tea. She has few she calls friends, but those in this cadre are cherished and fostered. A political liberal since preteens, she tolerates no racism or bigotry or inequality of any kind, especially in her stories. Social Media:

Foundations, LLC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foundationsbooks/

Publisher Website: http://www.foundationsbooks.net/

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Promo Post The Protector Bug: The Tryouts

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About the Book

unnamedTitle: The Protector Bug: The Tryouts

Author: Jason Reid

Genre: Children’s Books

“This amazing new addition to The Protector Bug series not only has new illustrations, but a fun new adventure for children of all ages to enjoy. In “The Tryouts” two best friends Sheldon, the ant, and Jared ,the mosquito, overcome challenges as they are both on their own journeys to becoming the newest Protector Bugs. The wonderfully illustrated children’s book is full of adventure and great moral lessons of overcoming self-doubt and helping those in need. The unexpected surprises of these two best friends will keep you and your children on your toes and wanting to read more!”

Author Bio

unnamedJason Reid is an entrepreneur by trade and a dad by passion. He currently lives in Murrieta, California with his wonderful wife and amazing four children.  Over the years he has written numerous business books and a novel, but finds he is most excited about his children’s The Protector Bug book series.

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