Happy 2017!

What books were your favorite in 2016? What’s on your list for 2017?

My faves for 2016: Love Anthony, Ordinary Grace, Big Little Lies, Take Me With You, When I Found You, (I reread Outlander books 1,3, and 5 because of the show!!!) WONDER (LOVED!), Me Before You, Wool series.

Upcoming for 2017: A Man Called Ove, Fallen Giants trilogy

I have been trying to read a variety of genres and it’s really opened my eyes to some talented authors out there. I am teaching 6th grade literature so YA is on my radar. Anyone have a good classroom read aloud?

Cheers to you and yours–and here’s to you finding that book that leaves you with the best book hangover you can imagine.

Check out time travel: Linked Through Time seres: https://www.amazon.com/Linked-Through-Time-Book-ebook/dp/B007V2SH9Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483279729&sr=8-1&keywords=linked+through+time

 

Pick of the Month- Diane Donovan Literary Services!

So excited! Linked Through Time has been chosen as Pick of the Month for September 2015~!coverlinked-thru-time

Here is the link and some comments Ms. Donovan had for Linked Through Time:

Good morning –

 

I wanted to add that your book has ALSO been selected for profile as my ‘Pick of the Month’ for September!

 

You can read about it here:  http://donovansliteraryservices.com/pick-of-the-month.html

 

It’s often hard choosing a top ‘winner’ each month, but this one stood out from the crowd so it’s my pleasure to give you additional kudos and exposure. I’ve read young adult timeslip novels since I was a teen, from Edward Eager to Edward Ormodroyd, so it’s a particular pleasure to see a story that goes a step further!

 

I wish you the very best with this fine book – it deserves much mention and many accolades!

 

Best regards -

 

Diane Donovan, Editor

Summer Fun- Time travel is In!!!

 

Destroyed through timecover -- option _3 - CopyThe thrilling finale to the YA time travel trilogy- Destroyed Through Time!

Travel with Kate Christenson and follow her as she battles a past that was never meant to be hers…. coverlinked-thru-timeBook One… Kate travels to 1960, only to discover she’s arrived just in time to relive her aunt’s horrific death!

LostThroughTime-WebBook Two…Revenge is on the table as Sarah and Kate live out each other’s lives- only Kate can save the future and set things right- but can she do it before the great fire of 1910?

 

 

Just out..Suspense Novel..Silvia Villalobos Presents….

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Stranger or Friend

 

A literary suspense novel sparked by secrets and distrust

L.A. lawyer Zoe Sinclair finds her Wyoming hometown reeling from the murder of a lifelong friend.  Not less unnerving are the strange cries coming from the woods.  The lawyer inside the woman is prompted into action, but she meets resistance from locals wary of outsiders.  When a second body is found, and Zoe is attacked, the case turns personal.  Under pressure from the sheriff to leave the probing to the police, and taunted by the killer’s messages, Zoe finds herself trapped in a game of hunter and prey.

 

Inspiration Behind the Novel

Inspiration, at times elusive, rushes at us like a storm of jagged images when a story must be told.  Such was the case in the writing of this mystery novel — the culmination of two lives at a confluence of cultures: an Eastern European immigrant — the author — married to a California native of Hispanic descent. The result is a highly fictionalized story, an observation, of intersecting cultures, of newcomers and locals, the bumps along the way, discovery, rejection, and acceptance. This is the story of a woman going back home, only to find that home is no longer the place she remembers, or maybe never really knew.

Bio

Silvia Villalobos, a native of Romania who lives immersed in the laid-back vibe of Southern California, is a writer of mystery novels and short fiction. Her stories have appeared in The Riding Light Review, Pure Slush, and Red Fez, among other publications. She is constantly drawn to premises filled with questions which arouse feelings that are often beyond imagination yet seem real. Her upbringing in Romania, the land of Eminescu and Eliade, may have contributed to such complex imagination and stories filled with peril. When not taking long walks through the local paseos or hiking the Santa Clarita Woodland Park trails, she can be found writing, blogging, or preparing and giving speeches for Toastmasters International. 

Find the book here:http://www.amazon.com/Stranger-Friend-Silvia-Villalobos-ebook/dp/B00UG0W5O8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1426096359&sr=8-2&keywords=Silvia+Villalobos

Find out more about the author:

https://www.facebook.com/silvia.villalobos.140

@Silvia__Writes

www.silviatomasvillalobos.wordpress.com
http://www.amazon.com/Silvia-Villalobos/e/B00U8AB0QK/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

 

New Release! The Last Hero– Nathaniel Danes

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Contact with a race of pacifists convinces mankind to lay down its weapons and keep the peace. The last Medal of Honor recipient, Trent Maxwell, trades glory for the comforts of a family after the U.S. Army disbands. All that ends when an alien menace attacks the New Earth colony, which forces a crash mobilization. Trent finds himself reactivated and traveling through space to distant worlds, in order to stop this new enemy. During the century long journey of death, love, and loss, he also deals with the law of relativity that wreaks havoc with his daughter.

The first of a trilogy, support The Last Hero and up and coming author, Nathaniel Danes.

Bio:

Nathaniel Danes is a self-diagnosed sci-fi junkie and, according to his wife, has an over active imagination. Mostly blind, he writes to create universes where he has no limitations. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Washington, DC area.

 

Author Links:

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nathaniel-Danes/1528587637363979

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nathanieldanes

Blog: http://nathanieldanes.blogspot.com/

Website: www.nathanieldanes.com

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/nathanieldanes

Book Links:

Amazon (Pre-Order): http://www.amazon.com/Last-Hero-Nathaniel-Danes-ebook/dp/B00NI5UGPI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1410517044&sr=1-1&keywords=the+last+hero

 

Bookgoodies: http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00NI5UGPI

Author Cassandra Giovanni- Romance for Readers!

FREE PROMO4Free through the weekend! And don’t hesitate to check out Giovanni’s other works-

COMING SOON! Pieces of Perfection (Beautifully Flawed, #2) AVAILABLE NOW: In Between Seasons (The Fall, #1)– New Adult Post-Apocalyptic Romance

Flawed Perfection (Beautifully Flawed, #1) — NA Contemporary Romance

Love Exactly–NA Contemporary Romance Walking in the Shadows–YA Suspense Romance The Adventures of Skippy Von Flippy (Skippy Tales, # 1) — Children’s Illustrated Novel AMAZON – BARNES & NOBLE – KOBO – GOOGLE PLAY

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The Gladiator’s Bride- Historical Romance

gladiator's bride (1)Coming November 1st- Gladiator’s Bride by Nhys Glover

   Crippled by shyness, shunned for being not-right-in-the-head, gifted artist and Roman noblewoman, Marcia Mica, has only two people in the world who truly love her – her teacher, Daedalus, and her childhood friend, Asterion, both slaves in her father’s household. But when forbidden love blooms between the unlikely friends, only disaster can come of it. That disaster leaves Marcia horribly scarred and Asterion sold into the arena as a gladiator. 

Years later, Daedalus brings a broken Marcia to Britannia, and Sabrina, the healer who saved his life when he was a boy, works miracles on the scarred girl. However, not all scars are physical and those Sabrina has no ability to heal. 

When Sabrina and Marcia are kidnapped by a Celtic leader bent on revenge, Asterion must depend on the dreams of a Celtic Seer to find the love of his life and help foil a revolt that threatens the fragile peace in Roman Britannia. But even if he and his friends succeed, can scars that are more than just physical ever really be healed and can those whose lives are owned by others ever truly be free to follow their hearts? 

Check out this trailer : http://youtu.be/CHT13QQMukM

Author Bio:

After a lifetime of teaching others to appreciate the written word, Aussie author Nhys Glover finally decided to make the most of the Indie Book Revolution to get her own written word out to the world. Now, with almost 100,000 of her ebooks downloaded internationally and a winner of 2013 SFR Galaxy Award for ‘The Titan Drowns’, Nhys finds her words, too, are being appreciated.

 At home in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales of England, Nhys these days spends most of her time “living the dream” by looking out over the moors as she writes the kind of novels she loves to read: The ones that are a little bit steamy, a little bit different and wholly romantic.

 

Author and Buy Links:

http://www.nhysglover.com

http://www.facebook.com/nhysgloverauthor

http://www.twitter.com/nhysglover

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MS48TCC

Memoir- A Harem Boy’s Saga- Bernard Foong

Bernard Foong shares his gripping memoir- the beginning of a 7 book series- a life and adventure beyond any can imagine. Check out this interview and review with the Examiner:

http://www.examiner.com/review/a-harem-boy-s-saga-books-review?CID=examiner_alerts_article

Website: http://www.aharemboysaga.com

 Blog: http://bernardfoong.typepad.com/in_the_harem

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bfoong1

 Twitter @aharemboysaga

 Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/haremboysaga/a-harem-boys-saga/

 Cowbird: http://cowbird.com/bernard/stories/

 

Synopsis: A Harem Boy Saga; A Memoir. Book 1 – INITIATION.

This provocative story is about a young man who was initiated into a clandestine sexual society. He was spirited to the Middle East, from his UK boarding school. He attended the Bahriji School (Oasis,) in The United Arab Emirates in preparation for serving in Harems for the wealthy and elite.

 

 It is also a love story between the young man and his ‘Valet’ who served as his chaperone and mentor during the boy’s Harem service.

 

Author’s note:

 

I had a privileged and unique upbringing in Malaysia, where I was known as a “sissy boy.” Following in my brothers’ footsteps, I was sent to an exclusive boarding school in England. It is there that I was inducted into a clandestine organization, E.R.O.S. The Enlightened Royal Oracle Society. For four years, unbeknownst to my family, I was willingly and happily part of a Harem.

 My story has been kept under wraps for close to 45 years. The correct moment has arrived for me to make known my unique education.

Book Two:

Unbridled is the sequel to Initiation – A provocative story about a young man who was initiated into a clandestine sexual society. He was spirited to the Middle East, from his UK boarding school. He attended the Bahriji School (Oasis,) in The United Arab Emirates in preparation for serving in Harems for the wealthy and elite.

 It is also a love story between the young man, his ‘Big Brother’ and his ‘Valet’ who served as his chaperones and mentors during the boy’s Harem services.

 This bookfollows the teenagers’ erotic and exotic adventures and experiences at their 2nd Arab Household Harem, the Sekham. They were apprentices and models, for the household patriarch’s controversial photography project, “Sacred Sex in Sacred Places”.

 The author’s experiences present facts that are truthful. Through these truths, which are often demonized by contemporary societies that deem such behaviors inappropriate, the author hopes to dispel condemnations and negativity which relate to his experiences.