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Butterflies from above by Melissa Stuart| Book review/ Giveaway/ Author Interview

…After my grandmother passed away, yellow butterflies sometimes appeared above me when I was horseback riding. Same with my little girl when she would ride. It brought such comfort when they appeared during a sad time…

Daddies and Daughters Stick Together by Aissatou Balde and Diariatou Sow

…awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour…Well, that’s all for today. We hope you enjoyed the excerpts and will consider adding this children’s picture book to your childs library. Let us know what you think in the comments below…

Rock My Heart by Nadia Blair| Book Blast

…senator’s daughter. By night, she’s a struggling artist. She doesn’t do scandal or media scrutiny, but when wicked rock god Sloan Elliot asks her to paint him for a charity event, she can’t resist. It’s for a good cause, right? She promises herself she won’t become his latest conquest—or have her love life splashed all over page one. During their studio sessions, Madelynn can’t deny their…

Marines Don’t Cry by Daniel Garcia and Jacqueline C. Garcia| Book Blast

…“You Don’t Have Enough Bullets”

As we left the Arab village and continued toward Baghdad, the security patrol noticed something odd. In the distance, the guards saw large groups of people coming toward the caravan. About 20,000 people were walking toward us and were converging on us. The people were coming from both sides of the road. The military escort responsible for my safety became agitated and concerned. The…

The Litter by Kevin R. Doyle| book blast

…He’s also written three crime thrillers, The Group, When You Have to Go There, and And the Devil Walks Away, and one horror novel, The Litter. In the last few years, he’s begun working on the Sam Quinton private eye series, published by Camel Press. The first Quinton book, Squatter’s Rights, was nominated for the 2021 Shamus award for Best First PI Novel. The second book, Heel Turn, was released in March of…

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Two books I can’t wait to read and one I’m finishing up. 2022-4-20

…little brother, Isaiah. But as much as Alex tries, he often comes up short. It’s hard to for him to be present when every time he touches an object or person, Alex sees into its future. When he touches a scoop, he has a vision of him using it to scoop ice cream. When he touches his car, he sees it years from now, totaled and underwater. When he touches Talia, he sees them at the precipice of breaking up, and that terrifies him. Alex feels these visions are a curse, distracting him, making him anxious and unable to live an ordinary life…

Grey Dawn of Dharaven Bk.1: Katz Island by Katherine E. Soto| Spotlight and Giveaway

…I enjoy reading fantasy novels, so I’m intrigued by the premise. I want to know more about the Earth Dragon Clan. Grey Dawn of Dharaven sounds interesting and the fact it is book one of a series has my hopes up…

More books on The Mirabal Sisters

…: From Caterpillars To Butterflies by Raynelda A. Calderon. I found myself down a rabbit hole looking for information on the sisters and came out with a few gems of information on the subject, as well as questions and other topics to look into, like the Parsley Massacre…

THE MIRABAL SISTERS: FROM CATERPILLARS TO BUTTERFLIES by Raynelda A. Calderon

…remembering the story of the Mirabal sisters every 25th of November means much more than narrating the story of how this specific date came to be chosen. It is about re-claiming the real lesson of the life and death of the three Dominican sisters…

Beyond Her Calling by Kellyn Roth| Book review, giveaway, author interview

…or one—we get really upset, then we’re mostly okay with it afterwards. We’re both no-nonsense with children, as well, though not without leaving room for creativity (as long as it’s within reason). I wish I were Aunt Daphne, but I’m afraid I never quite shall be…

The Heretics Hymnal by Ken Dalton

…feel the juxstaposition of iPhones and Teslas with the old fashioned jargon from an old nostalgic detective noir film appealing. Sayings like “…the skinny, patsy, and Sucker, and fink. I can’t remember the last time I heard the word fink. All together, they made the novel fun and engaging for me…

I CELEBRATE MY VOICE by Nonku Kunene Adumetey

…story in my head and then add the characters later. It easy to create the storyline and allow that to flow and develop. Assigning characters…

Discovery of the Five Senses Book One – The Urban Boys Series by K.N. Smith

A suspenseful incident in a forbidden preserve heightens the senses of five friends. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become super-gifts that forever change the world. But furious battles confront the boys as they try to understand their sensory super powers in a race to save mankind. With light beings and mysterious strangers complicating their plight, will the boys be able to defeat the evil Druth before it’s too late? Get prepared for the twisting and grinding of this award-winning, action-adventure story — an edge-of-your-seat narrative for young and mature readers alike.

CINDI’S CHOCOLATE VALENTINE by Beverley Reichman|Spotlight & Guest Post

…I rescued my first kitten, Boots, from under an old appliance in a barn when I was in 4-H. My mom was not happy! We already had two Beagles and a parakeet. Having pets as a child taught me not only about responsibility, but even more importantly, they taught me about compassion, empathy and unconditional love…

Orientation #FOWC| 2022-2-1

…Petriv walks out of the small cottage. A large smile plastered on his pale face. The small gotee he started last week, framing his chin. Making Mánta think of actors like Pierce Brosnan, only slightly shorter, and with more muscles and tatoos. Petriv strolls up, stopping short of the car, but making no attempt to help rangle the dogs. Mánta’s apparent unease unnoticed. The neighbor is saying words now, his small mouth is moving, looking…

The Democratization of the Private Market by Carine Schneider

…Netherlands and received her degree in psychology and sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world, including at President Obama’s 2016 Global Entrepreneurial Summit, and has authored various articles and chapters in industry publications. She currently serves as a member

Read Between The Lines by Rachel Lacey| Book Review

…Breslin is a romance author by night, and works for her father at Breslin Property Development by day.  When she has to terminate the lease of the beautiful Rosie Taft, owner of Between The Pages book store, the second thoughts begin and she isn’t as alright with her job…

Mirrors and Mysteries (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum Book 9) by Christina Bauer

…Instead, Grayson now teaches at the Thornfield home for shifter orphans. Even better, her boss is none other than the sexy alpha, Dex. It’s all good until a mysterious witch, Jocasta, appears in a nearby tower, demanding that Dex and Grayson discover the true nature of all Rapunzels. If not, Lady R will return to claim Grayson… and Thornfield will be wiped out by the evil Prism Master…

This Is How Reading Multiple Book Blogs Can Enrich Your Reading Life

…But thats not what got me. What struck me was a harsh realization I had as I was reading. I have been so engrosed with finding Indigenous authors from North America.  I feel like I have had blinders on. It had not occured to me to broaden my search parameters to include countries like Aotearoa (New Zealand), or Austalia. And not just them, but the rest of the world…

Reading and Book Reviews Update

I thought it would be a good idea to update everyone on what books I have been reading. I was…