Monday, July 27, 2020

Five Before Rome Book by Gabriel Valjan

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Five Before Rome: 5 preludes to the Roma Series by Gabriel Valjan
Category:  Adult fiction 18 yrs +,  215 pages
Genre:  International Crime Thriller
Publisher:  Wild Goose Publishing
Release date:   June 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M. There is violence (not graphic) and mention of child abuse by the clergy. There are 4 instances of the F-Word.

Book Description:

These five novellas precede Roma, Underground, the first novel in the Roma Series. Meet the five men, who form the team around Bianca, and learn about their personal history, their respective parts of Italy, and why they each have a stake in the fight against organized crime.

I rated this book 5 *****'s 


A series not to miss

My very first book of the author Mr. Gabriel Valjan and boy I am already become a new fan. Where have I been? This prequel of the series is very interesting, intriguing and nerve backing to read. The first book of the prequel I am already addicted. It is like going into the real mafia, their secrets, enemies and how only not people afraid of them but the entire community. Corruption and its finest.

I cannot wait to read the entire book of the series. I know that I will not put my Kindle down. The series is one of the kind and this reader blows her mind with so much thrill, action and vengeance for the victims and their families.

The prequel to the series is just a tease and it is very addicting. Once yo start reading the stories, you cannot do anything but enjoy, relax and be captivated of how amazing the stories and heroes that will put justice to its tragedy they're experienced.
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Meet the Author:

Gabriel Valjan lives in Boston’s South End where he enjoys the local restaurants. When he isn’t appeasing Munchkin, his cat, with tuna, he documents the #dogsofsouthendboston on Instagram. His short stories have appeared online, in journals, and in several anthologies. Gabriel is the author of two series, Roma and Company Files, with Winter Goose Publishing. He was nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery for Company Files: 2. The Naming Game in 2020. Gabriel has been a finalist for the Fish Prize, shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and received an Honorable Mention for the Nero Wolfe Black Orchid Novella Contest in 2018. Dirty Old Town, the first in the Shane Cleary series, was published in 2020 by Level Best Books. Gabriel attends crime fiction conferences, such as Bouchercon, Malice Domestic, and New England Crime Bake. He is a lifetime member of Sisters in Crime.

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July 7 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
July 8 – Book Bustle – book review / giveaway
July 9 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
July 10 - Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post/ giveaway
July 13 – Pen Possessed – book spotlight / giveaway
July 14 – T's Stuff - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
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July 16 – My Reading Journeys – book review / giveaway
July 16 - Books for Books – book spotlight
July 17 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
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July 22 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
July 23 - Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway
July 23 – StoreyBook Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 24 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
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Friday, July 10, 2020

Bound Book by Elizabeth Anne Wood

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Book Details:
Book Title:  Bound: A Daughter, a Domme, and an End-of-Life Story by Elizabeth Anne Wood
Category:  Adult non-fiction 18 yrs +,  296 pages
Genre:  Memoir
Publisher:  She Writes Press.
Release date:   August 2019
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M. In addition to its primary focus on confronting terminal illness in the context of a complex mother-daughter relationship, this book addresses mature themes of sexuality (specifically BDSM), death, and illness. Conversations about sexuality are related, sex toys and body parts are mentioned by name, but there are no actual erotic sex scenes. There are healthcare scenes that describe procedures and bodily functions and fluids. There is a fair amount of poop in some scenes. The F-word appears once, on page 167, used in an expletive sense. The word "shit" appears twice, once as an expletive on p. 51 and once in reference to bodily waste and also metaphorically.


 Book Description:

What happens when a forty-something, community college sociology professor learns that her mother―a charming, passive-aggressive, and needy woman who hasn’t had a lover in decades―has started seeing men who want to be bound, whipped, and sexually dominated? What happens when that same mother, shortly after diving into her newly discovered sexuality, develops a cancer that forces her to accept radical changes to her body, and then another that forces her, and everyone around her, to confront her mortality? In Bound, Elizabeth Anne Wood addresses these questions as she chronicles the last eight months of her mother’s life―a period she comes to see, over the course of months, as a maternity leave in reverse: she is carrying her mother as she dies. Throughout their journey, Wood uses her notebook as a shield to keep unruly emotions at bay, often taking comfort in her role as advocate and forgetting to “be the daughter,” as one doctor reminds her to do. Meanwhile, her mother’s penchant for denial and her childlike tendency toward magical thinking lead to moments of humor even as Wood battles the red tape of hospital bureaucracies, the frustration of planning in the midst of an unpredictable illness, and the unintentional inhumanity of a health care system that too often fails to see the person behind the medical chart.

I rate this book 5 *****'s 

This book is a tearjerker

I seldom cries while reading a book. It will take me really a good book for my tears to shed. Bound is an exemption. This book blows my emotions away in so many levels.

The unselfish love for a daughter to her Mom is very inspiring. This makes me think of my mom the most while reading this book. My mom just turned 79 years old almost a week ago. I saw and spoke to her thru video chat on Facebook. I just wish that she does not live a world apart from me. The story makes me even love my mom even more. If you have not reached to your mom for a long time, this book will inspire you to do so.

This book is a wide opening. Working in a nursing home, I understand the emotions while reading this book. I experienced the love and the loss of a parent while working as a housekeeper. This story helps me even more to take good care of those residents while at work.

I become a fan of this author. I am looking forward to reading more of her books.

* Kew and Willow is Dr. Wood's local indie bookstore. If you put a comment in the order form saying that you want a signed copy, they'll call the author to come down and sign your book. They also do a lovely wrapping job.


Meet the Author:

Elizabeth Anne Wood is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. She is also Senior Strategist for Woodhull Freedom Foundation, the nation’s only human rights organization working full time to protect sexual freedom as a fundamental human right. She earned her PhD at Brandeis University in 1999 and has written critically about sexuality and society ever since. Born on an Army base in Kentucky, Wood grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and now divides her time between Queens, New York and Jamaica Plain, Boston. She is a devoted fan of Amtrak and an avowed cat person.

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June 25 - Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A Little Bit Wicked (The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside) Book by Melissa Foster


A captivatingly funny and deeply emotional new standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. When the Dark Knights at Bayside and the cast of Bayside Summers collide, sparks fly, and trouble—or maybe love—is not far behind.

Set on the sandy shores of Cape Cod, the Wickeds feature fiercely protective heroes, strong heroines, and unbreakable family bonds. If you think bikers are all the same, you haven’t met the Dark Knights. The Dark Knights are a motorcycle club, not a gang. Their members stick together like family and will stop at nothing to keep their communities safe. Their stories are told in the same loving, passionate voice readers have come to adore from Melissa. Some of the Wickeds’ love stories will be hilariously fun, others will tear at your heartstrings with injections of humor, but they will all leave you wishing you could climb between the pages and join them!

In A LITTLE BIT WICKED… 
What do a cocky biker and a businesswoman who has sworn off dating bad boys have in common? According to Chloe Mallery, not much.

Justin came into the Wicked family after a harsh upbringing by a thieving father. He’s gone through a lot to become a true Wicked, and he’s made them proud. Now he’s ready to show the woman he loves exactly what type of man he is. But Chloe Mallery has worked hard to move past her difficult upbringing, and she’s wary of getting involved with a man who looks like he’s walked right out of it. When tragedy strikes, will their trying pasts draw them together, or will Justin’s protective nature be too much for Chloe’s independent heart to accept?

I  rated this book 5 *****'s

This book is so titillating

Ms. Melissa Forster's book is always a great book to read. It gets better to the best. You cannot choose which one is your favorite read and including this new book A Bit Wicked.

It is indeed wicked in so many ways. I laugh out loud so many times. This story is so titillating like she normally writes. She never stops to amaze her readers. I am so in-love with Justin and not only his looks, talent but his heart of gold. Chloe is even worse of how amazing she is. I am so glad that these two finally let their desires speak. This is a must book to read. Reading that certain parts about animals already blew me away. I can relate to the nursing home which makes me even loves these two characters.

I cannot wait for the next book of the series.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

MORE WICKED LOVE STORIES COMING SOON!
Crazy, Wicked Love
The Wicked Aftermath
Wicked Lucky
Wicked Temptations

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"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" - NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely 

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" - NYT Bestseller Brenda Novak 

"Melissa Foster writes worlds that draw you in, with strong heroes and brave heroines surrounded by a community that makes you want to crawl right on through the page and live there." - NYT bestseller Julia Kent

MEET THE WHISKEYS (cousins of the Wickeds)! Available for your binge-reading pleasure!
And don't miss RIVER OF LOVE, the first story in which the Whiskeys were introduced!


About the author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented, the perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and women’s fiction lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

GenTech: An American Story of Technology, Change and Who We Really Are Book by Dr. Rick Chromey ​

We are uniquely shaped by innovations that influenced us during our "coming of age" years between 10 and 25.

It is the technological interactions in our adolescence and college years that guide our generational frames more than anything else, not the day we were born.We are generations of technology. We are GenTech.

- Dr. Rick Chromey



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Book Details:

Book Title:  GenTech: An American Story of Technology, Change and Who We Really Are by Dr. Rick Chromey
Category:  Adult Non-fiction 18 yrs +,  328 pages
Genre:  History / Cultural & Technical History
Publisher:  Morgan James Publishing
Release date:   May 26, 2020
Content Rating:  G : This is a non-fiction book about our technical history and how it has shaped our culture.

Book Description:

Every twenty years a new generation rises, but who and what defines these generations? And could current generational tags mislead and miss the point? In this insightful analysis of technology history since 1900, Dr. Rick Chromey offers a fresh perspective for understanding what makes a generation tick and differ from others. Within GenTech, readers learn how every generation uniquely interacts with particular technologies that define historical temperament and personality and why current generational labels are more fluid than fixed, and more loopy than linear. Consequently, three major generational constellations emerge, each containing four, twenty-year generations that overlap, merge, and blend:
  • The Audio Generations (1900-1950): Transportation-Telephone Generation (1900-1920), Motion Picture Generation (1910-1930), Radio Generation (1920-1940), Vinyl Record Generation (1930-1950)
  • The Visual Generations (1940-1990): Television Generation (1940-1960), Space Generation (1950-1970), Gamer Generation (1960-1980) and Cable Television Generation (1970-1990)
  • The Digital Generations (1980-2000): Personal Computer-Cell Phone Generation (1980-2000), Net Generation (1990-2010), iTech Generation (2000-2020), and Robotics Generation (2010-2030). Dive in and revel in this exciting, compelling, and novel perspective to understanding recent American generations with GenTech
I rated this book 5 *****'s 

An exceptional book about technology and history

Reading this book is so much fun and entertaining. It likes looking back at old times and what we accomplished in the future. The book is so educational. There is so many facts to learn about history. It makes me so happy to learn about the past and move on. This book is like going back to memory lane.

Being born in the year 1973 in a different country which is nothing compared to America makes me proud of what I become speaking of learning technologies. Those were the days when everything is slow but beautiful. Nowadays, catching up and learning new stuff from my kids is even more fun. The TikTok and Xbox game is common in our household. Kids nowadays are into technology while me growing up is more about hands-on games that does not include electricity.


We live in a modern world where everything is complex yet inspiring and beautiful just like this book.

Official Scheduled Release Date is May 26, 2020.
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Meet the Author:  


Rick Chromey is a cultural explorer, social historian and generational futurist. He’s also served as a pastor, professor, speaker/trainer, and consultant. In 2017, he founded MANNA! Educational Services International to inspire and equip leaders, teachers, pastors, and parents. Rick has a doctorate in leadership and the emerging culture; and travels the U.S. and world to speak on culture, faith, history, education, and leadership topics. He has authored over a dozen books on leadership, natural motivation, creative communication, and classroom management. He lives with his wife, Linda, in Meridian, Idaho.

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June 15 -The avid Reader – book review / giveaway
June 17 - Library of Clean Reads - book review / giveaway
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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Blaze Book by Chelle Bliss

Blaze (Men of Inked: Southside 4)  by USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss
Release date: 2nd June  A Standalone Contemporary Romance AVAILABLE NOW! Buy The Book ❥  Amazon: amzn.to/36xB8G0
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Blaze is the fourth book in the Men of Inked: Southside series and features Lily Gallo. 
Synopsis
Lily Gallo prided herself on her pristine reputation. A dedicated bookworm. An awkward goody-two-shoes. Lover of fiction more than reality. Jet Michaels had always had a broken moral compass. A cocky egomaniac. An unashamed womanizer. Craving adventure instead of responsibility. Lily never expected to come face-to-crotch with her old high school crush, and she never dreamed he’d make her an offer she couldn’t refuse. But what was supposed to be a platonic arrangement quickly spiraled out of control. Can the inexperienced nerdy girl tame the notorious player? Or will he peel back her pages, exposing the wildcat hidden underneath? Blaze is the fourth STANDALONE novel in the Men of Inked Heatwave series!

I rated this book 5 *****'s 

A womanizer found his match

I know that Ms. Chelle Bliss books are fun to read and Blaze is not an exemption. The author never stops to give us delicious, funny and amazing stories that will knock our senses out.


Lily is my new favorite heroine aside from Izzy. This girl is hilarious and naive compared to her wild cousins. I cannot put this book down the moment I lay my fingers on my Nook. I love how her parents are so protective of their only girl. She might look naive, but she has a talent that will put a man down on their knees. Love is deadly game for Jet. He finally found his match thru Lily. I enjoyed reading their story.

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Meet the Author
USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She's written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.
Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master's degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor's in History. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can't imagine doing anything else.