Monday, July 19, 2021

Grace In Hollywood (A Grace Michelle Mystery ) Book by Kari Bovee

 


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​​Book Details:   

Book Title:  Grace in Hollywood - A Grace Michelle Mystery by Kari Bovee
CategoryAdult Fiction (18 +), 336 pages
GenreHistorical Mystery
Publisher:  Bosque Publishing
Release date:   May 25, 2021
Content Rating PG + MBook has mature themes; adultery, murder, bigamy, but there is no bad language.​ 

Book Description:

All that glitters… is sometimes blood. With her golden ticket buried in the ground, can she save a wrongly accused teen from the gallows?
Hollywood, 1924. Promoted to lead costume designer of a star-studded film, Grace Michelle should be on top of the world. But between her husband’s debt, her sister’s recent death, and the troubled teenaged girl she’s fostering, she’s struggling to please everyone and still keep a smile on her face. And when a Tinseltown shindig turns deadly, Grace is horrified to discover her young charge unconscious alongside the director’s grisly corpse.

Determined to prove the girl’s innocence, Grace’s own haunted past fills her sleep with prophetic nightmares. And no sooner has she sought clarity from a medium than a second body lands the scared teenager in the slammer.

Can Grace turn the camera on the real culprit before another victim ends up on the cutting room floor?

Grace in Hollywood is the second book in the riveting A Grace Michelle Mystery historical series. If you like fiercely loyal heroines, thrilling whodunits, and the magic of old cinema, then you’ll love Kari Bovee’s enthralling tale.​

I rated this book 5 *****'s 

Being greedy will put you in danger all the time

The glitz and the power of working in the entertainment industry are fun, frustrating at the same time hassle. Grace is always been my favorite character. She is loving, has a heart of gold at the same time feisty. She never disappoints me with this story. 

Being greedy will put you in danger all the time.  People will do anything just to keep the power within their hands. It does not matter how they hurt people. Grace always trust her instinct and she is such a powerful character. I adored her. 

This story is so intense and so good.  I can't wait to read more adventures of Grace. 

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Book Details:

Book Title: Grace in the Wings - A Grace Michelle Mystery by Kari Bovee
CategoryAdult Fiction (18 +), 340
Genre
Historical Mystery
Publisher:  Bosque Publishing
Release date:   September 19, 2019
Format available for review e-book (mobi file (for Kindle), ePub, )
Will send print books out:  USA
Content Rating PG + MBook has mature themes; adultery, murder, bigamy, but there is no bad language.​ 


Book Description:
 

A ghost from her past. Her sister murdered. Can Grace slay her demons and find the killer before she ends up dead?
 

New York City, 1920. Grace Michelle has everything she wants: a home, a family, and a future career as a costume designer for famed showman Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.’s Ziegfeld Follies. Pretty good for a girl who once lived on the streets of New York City. But when her sister, Sophia, the star of the show, is murdered, Grace’s safe and protected life is shattered.

Battle-scarred by the war and emotionally scarred by his past, Chet Riker has made it a practice to keep his distance from others; love, after all, leads only to pain. But Chet has a problem—a big one: he’s become indebted to mob-boss Joe Marciano in an attempt to save his estranged mother’s life, and Marciano wants him to pay up or else. Desperate to get the money, he contacts former client Florenz Ziegfeld for work.

Soon, Chet finds himself playing bodyguard for introverted Grace, who has reluctantly agreed to be Ziegfeld’s new leading lady—on the condition that Ziegfeld promises to find Sophia’s killer. Upon meeting Grace, Chet quickly finds his hardened theory that love equals pain tested. Grace, meanwhile, is swept up in a life she never wanted as the Follies’ star, and as the pawn in a series of publicity stunts during a transcontinental train trip to California that puts her life at risk. Who would want her and Sophia dead? Together, she and Chet must confront publicity-hungry Florenz Ziegfeld, power-driven Joe Marciano, and their own pasts to find Sophia’s killer—and let themselves love once again.

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Meet the Author:

When she’s not on a horse, or walking along the beautiful cottonwood-laden acequias of Corrales, New Mexico; or basking on white sand beaches under the Big Island Hawaiian sun, Kari Bovee is escaping into the past—scheming murder and mayhem for her characters both real and imagined, and helping them to find order in the chaos of her action-packed novels.

An award-winning author, Bovée was honored with the 2019 NM/AZ Book Awards Hillerman Award for Southwestern Fiction for her novel Girl with a Gun. The novel also received First Place in the 2019 NM/AZ Book Awards in the Mystery/Crime category, and won First in Category in the International Chanticleer Murder & Mayhem Awards. It was also a finalist in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Awards. Her novel Grace in the Wings won First in Category for the 2019 International Chanticleer Chatelaine Awards. Peccadillo at the Palace won Grand Prize in the 2019 Goethe Awards, and was a finalist in the 2019 Best Book Awards Historical Fiction category.

Bovée has worked as a technical writer for a Fortune 500 Company, has written non-fiction for magazines and newsletters, and has worked in the education field as a teacher and educational consultant.


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Tour Schedule:

June 22 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
June 22 - Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
June 23 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book review
June 24 – JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book spotlight / giveaway
June 25 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 28 – Rajiv's Reviews – book review
June 29 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author – book spotlight / giveaway
June 30 – Lisa Everyday Reads – book spotlight / author interview
June 30 - Olio by Marilyn – book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS / giveaway
July 1 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / author interview
July 2 – She Just Loves Books – book review
July 2 - PuzzlePaws Blog - book review of GRACE IN THE WINGS / giveaway
July 6 – @twilight_reader – book review
July 7 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 7 - I Read What You Write – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 8 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 9 –Literary Flits - book spotlight / giveaway
July 9 - Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
July 12 –Bigreadersite - book review / giveaway
July 12 - PuzzlePaws Blog - book review / giveaway
July 13 – Wickedly Romance – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 14 – Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
July 15 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
July 16 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - book review / author interview / giveaway
July 16 - JBronder Book Reviews - book review / giveaway

July 19 – Books for Books – book review
July 19 - Adventurous Jessy - book review / giveaway

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Friday, July 2, 2021

Finding My Sunshine Book by Shannon Leith McGuire


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Book Details:

Book TitleFinding My Sunshine (A Memoir)
Author:  Shannon Leith McGuire.
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 198 pages
Genre:  Memoir
Publisher:  Sunshine Street Press
Release date:  March 2021
Content RatingPG+M for bad language, anger, and suicidal thoughts, clinical depression, and assault

 Book Description:

"What if that someone was you?" Shannon had been so quick to blame others for her anger. She knew she was drowning in darkness and pain; being born with a learning disability made her feel defeated by life. She tried drinking heavily in order to quiet the demons. After being kicked out of college, Shannon took a leap of faith and started working in a nursing home. That's when her angels appeared and the miracle began. The insight and wisdom she gained from those elderly new friends led her on an inspiring journey of discovery and self-acceptance. Each of us has our own path. Some of us just need angels to help us find it. This is her story. 

I rated this book 5 *****'s 

Those special moments mean a lot to the residents 

Life sometimes is hard and not fair. It happened to all of us unfortunately with Shannon who is the main and my favorite character of this inspiring, emotional, and soul searcher story. 

I know from the start that I will enjoy reading this book. As a healthcare worker particularly a housekeeper in the nursing home, this book I know will put an impact on my life.  I have noticed and watched how the CNA takes care of the resident. It is tough, overwhelming especially when they are short staff but at the same time happiness, they bring to each resident and their families. I was asked by the CNA, supervisor why will not apply for a CNA instead of housekeeping? CNA is not an easy job compared to cleaning the residents' room. This book is indeed a wide opening for me how being a CNA is. Shannon is not a quitter and I admired that in her. She never stops to reach her dreams despite what happened to her life. A woman with a learning disability, being bullied, cheated but has a heart of gold. She finally let go of her demons and see light at the end of the tunnel.

This book is so inspiring. I enjoyed reading it. I am looking forward to reading more of the author's writing. 


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Meet the Author:

Shannon was raised in a small town in Eastern Montana, where you leave your car keys in the ignition and your front door unlocked all the time. The kind of place where sunsets and sunrises can be seen for miles on the horizon. Where the spring crickets and frogs resting in the irrigation ditches helped transition the days into a calm resting night. Where the winters can get so cold, air can freeze. It was only after she was academically suspended by the college she was attending, that she became a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA). She did her training in Billings, Montana and it was there she learned how to take care of others and bonded with the geriatric population. For over five years, Shannon worked in the same nursing home where she received her training. The work was hard, but it grounded her and helped her find balance in what had become a deeply unbalanced life. It was not until she was a CNA, at one of the hospitals that she had a dream-three nights in a row-that she was going to become a nurse. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida, where you may hear her laughing with her husband of over 10 years,  scuba diving in the ocean, taking walks with their rescued pit-bull dog- Darby, or dancing together to life's music.


connect with the author: website
 
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June 14 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
June 15 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight
June 16 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
June 17 – Wottaread – book spotlight / author interview
June 18 –Rockin' Book Reviews - book review / guest post / giveaway
June 21 – Books for Books – book spotlight
June 22 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 23 - Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 24 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
June 25 –Olio by Marilyn - book review / giveaway
June 25 –Olio by Marilyn - book spotlight / author interview
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June 29 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 29 - Pick a Good Book - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 30 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 30 - Fur Everywhere - book review / giveaway
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July 1 – @twilight_reader – book review
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Monday, June 28, 2021

Darkness Hides book by JC Gatlin


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Book Details:

Book Title: DARKNESS HIDES by J.C. Gatlin
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 + yrs), 251 pages
Genre:  Mystery / Suspense
PublisherMilford House Press
Release date:  April 2021
Format available for review:  print and ebook (Gifted Kindle)
Will send print books out:  USA and Canada
Tour dates: June 14 to July 2
Content Rating:  PG-13: There are a couple of murders and mild language (damn, shit)

 

 

Book Description:

Someone she knows is watching.
Someone she knows is stalking.
And something hides in the darkness.

With a Category 4 hurricane about to make landfall, boat safety instructor Kate Parks is running out of time. Bodies are piling up--and they're not from the raging storm. An injury may have ended her career as a Fish and Wildlife officer, but nothing can keep her away from the investigation.

And it doesn’t take long for her to see that the clues have one thing in common: a connection to the recent death of her five-year-old nephew.

In a brewing storm of rage, guilt, and family secrets, Kate fights to protect her grieving sister just as the hurricane threatens everything she knows and loves. But before her world is completely ravaged, she must uncover one final truth:

Run from the water.
Hide from the wind.
Flee from the shadows where a weeper seeks revenge.

I rated this book 5 *****'s  

I did not see it coming

I enjoyed reading this book. It is hard to put it down. I did not see it coming. I thought I figured out who the mystery killer is but I was appalled. 

The characters glued me right into the story especially the main character Kate. She is one tough cookie, persevering and never gives up especially what happened to her sister Elise. There are so many twists and turns with the story. I loved it. Indeed it is suspenseful, loved the lighthouse and the sceneries of the story. 

I believe it is my very first time to read the author's writing. I become a new fan. I cannot wait to read more of his writings. This book is the icing on the cake. 

Tragedy, dirty politicians,  a  fearless woman despite being insured have the heart of gold, not a quitter, and willing to defend her sister to receive the justice back. 


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JC Gatlin lives in Tampa, Florida, and writes mystery novels that include sunny Florida locales and quirky locals as characters. His last novel, H_NGM_N: Murder is the Word, won the coveted Florida Royal Palm Literary Award for Best Mystery in 2019. He is active in the Florida Writer’s Association and is a board member on the Florida Writer’s Foundation, a charity organization that fights illiteracy.

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June 14 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
June 14 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
June 15 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book review
June 16 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
June 16 – GivernyReads – book review / author interview
June 17 - World of My Imagination – book spotlight / guest post
June 17 - Books for Books – book review
June 18 – I Read What You Write – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 21 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author – book spotlight / giveaway
June 22 – A Crane Between the Pages – book review
June 22 - The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
June 23 – PuzzlePaws Blog – book review / giveaway
June 23 - Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight
June 24 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 25 – Hall Ways Blog – book review / giveaway
June 28 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
June 28 - The Eclectic Review – book review / giveaway
June 29 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
June 29 - Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 30 - JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 30 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 1 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
July 1 - Leels Loves Books – book review
July 2 – Kam’s Place – book review
July 2 - Locks, Hooks and Books - book review / giveaway
July 6 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
July 7 – @twilight_reader – book review
July 7 - Cheryl's Book Nook – book review / giveaway
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July 8 - Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
July 9 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The Wicked Aftermath (The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside) Book by Melissa Foster


THE WICKED AFTERMATH is an emotionally gripping story of love, loss, and hope, with a rich and entrancing happily ever after. 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. Some of the Wickeds’ love stories will be hilariously fun and deeply emotional, others will tear at your heartstrings and include injections of humor, but they will all leave you wishing you could climb between the pages and join them. All Wicked novels may be enjoyed as standalone romances. 

When the person you blame for your grief is the only one who can save you from the pain... 

Tank Wicked lost his sister and has since vowed to save everyone else in his path. He lives by the creed of the Dark Knights motorcycle club, sworn to protect and respect his community. He selflessly saves lives as a volunteer firefighter and treats the men and women who work for him at his tattoo shop like family. But life isn’t a balance scale where good deeds negate bad things to come, and one foggy night life guts Tank once again. When a car careens over the side of a bridge and into a river, Tank springs into action, plunging into the water to rescue the passengers. Four people go into the river, but only three come out alive. 

Leah Yates is just trying to make it through each day. When the man she blames for her grief becomes the only one who can pull her from the depths of despair, she discovers that even hope comes at a price. Maybe this time she won't have to face it alone.

I rated this book 5 *****'s 

This story will penetrate your heart and soul

I admit I seldom cry while reading a book. This is one of the books that I cried. The story penetrates my heart and soul. I know I said it before and I will say it again, Ms. Melissa Foster's writing is beyond phenomenal. This story is one of her best writings. 

The bonding between siblings and their love for each other is not questionable. They will be there through thick and thin and that is inspiring. This story is so emotional, gut-wrenching, funny and at the same time sizzling like summer. 

Love is blind and will do everything to make that person see the best in her. These two characters Leah and Tank are a perfect match made in heaven. The support of the families and the motorcycle club is admirable. 

These adorable girls will make you fall in love with them. They suffered so much pain, grief, and healing with the help of Leah, Tank, and the motorcycle club families their lives finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. 

This story is captivating, laugh out loud, and please have your Kleenex ready. You will need it big time. 
 
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

MORE WICKED LOVE STORIES COMING SOON!
A Little Bit Wicked
Crazy, Wicked Love (releasing 23rd March 2022)
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


Also available in The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside series
A Little Bit Wicked
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.

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?

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Crazy, Wicked Love
Scorching heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and swoon-worthy moments abound in this sexy new standalone romance. No cheating. No cliffhangers. Guaranteed to melt panties and leave readers hopelessly in love with the sinfully delicious Wickeds. 

Can you handle DWAYNE WICKED? 
He’s the ultimate player. She wants him to teach her the game in hopes of scoring his cousin. Practices heat up as roommates become teammates and rules are broken. Let the wicked fun begin… 

No cheating. No cliffhangers. Guaranteed to melt panties and leave readers hopelessly in love with the sinfully delicious Wickeds.

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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, Wall Street Journal, & 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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Friday, May 28, 2021

Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists Book by Christine Shields Corrigan

 

Join us for this tour from May 10 to May 28, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists
Author:  Christine Shields Corrigan
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 256 pages
Genre:  Memoir
Publisher:  Koehler Books
Release date:  Oct 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13. My book has some profanity and one non-explicit sex scene with my husband.
 

"This no-nonsense debut memoir recalls Corrigan's two-time battle with cancer and takes a pragmatic approach toward guiding other patients. Candid, sagacious writing on illness and adaptation." --Kirkus Reviews

  Book Description:

A breast cancer diagnosis at forty-nine forces Christine Shields Corrigan, a wife, mom, and meticulous list-maker, to confront her deepest fears of illness, death, and loss of control as she struggles to face cancer again. From the discovery of a “junky” cyst, to chemotherapy and surgery, sleepless nights filled with rosaries and “what ifs,” and shifting family dynamics, her adult experience mirrors her teen bout with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, with one exception—she no longer has parents keeping her in the dark.

With the ghosts of cancer past hovering around her, Chris falls into the same overprotective traps her taciturn Irish-Catholic parents created, striving to keep her family’s life “normal,” when it is anything but, and soldiering through on her own, until a neighbor’s unexpected advice and gift move her to accept others’ help. With fierce honesty, poignant reflection, and good humor, Chris shares a journey filled with sorrow, grace, forgiveness, and resilience, as she winds her way through cancer for the second time. Again offers practical guidance and hope to individuals that they have the strength to forge a path beyond a diagnosis.

I rated this book 5 ******'s

This book hits you in the heart

I am picky about what book to read. This book hits you in the heart. Reading this book helped me more understand the disease, the treatments, and the survivors of this awful disease. At age 35, I started having my mammogram. It is a little early to go through compared to normal women. My eldest sister from my Mom's side had breast cancer. I am not gifted on the front and it is painful to get through the process but, what makes me strong to do it because if I have it, then help is in my way.  My mammogram is scheduled for next month.


I cried while reading this book. The pain of what they have been through in everything is not easy. It made me even stronger and
understanding of what breast cancer is about. This book is so emotional and educational. I am so happy and proud of all the survivors. My hats off to them. Unfortunately, my sister-in-law passed away while dealing the breast cancer this month. She did not get the helped while living in the Philippines. Being poor and no insurance sucks big time and I felt bad for the family that she left behind. 


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Meet the Author: 

Christine Shields Corrigan is a two-time cancer survivor, wife, mom, and author of Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists. In addition to Again , Chris has published a number of lyrical and practical essays where she gives voice to the beautiful ordinary. Her work about family, illness, writing, and resilient survivorship has appeared in anthologies, magazines, and other publications including, The Brevity Blog, Grown & Flown, Horn Pond Review, The Potato Soup Journal and Anthology, Purple Clover, Ravishly.com, Wildfire Magazine, and the Writer’s Circle 2 Anthology.

Chris’ essay, “Not Back to But Forward,” about how her cancer experiences helped her cope with COVID-19 is included in (Her)oics: Women’s Lived Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic (edited by Joanell Serra and Amy Roost), an anthology that draws together the stories of 52 women across the US during the Covid-19 pandemic (March 2021). A graduate of Manhattan College and Fordham University School of Law, Chris built a successful career as a labor and employment law attorney and as a legal writer and editor. After surviving cancer in midlife, Chris became a freelance writer. She also teaches creative nonfiction writing for an adult education program, provides writing workshops for cancer support groups, and is the chair of the programming committee of the Morristown Festival of Books. She lives in New Jersey with her family.


Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook ~ instagram

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May 10 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
May 10 - Working Mommy Journal - book spotlight / giveaway
May 11 –Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 12 – Pick A Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 13 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 14 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
May 14 - Books for Books – book spotlight
May 17 – Book World Reviews – book review
May 17 - Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
May 18 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
May 19 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
May 19 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight / giveaway
May 20 – jayme_reads – book review
May 20 - Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
May 20 - Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
May 24 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
May 25 - Laura's Interests – book review / giveaway
May 26 – Kam’s Place – book review
May 27 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
May 27 - Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway
May 28 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway

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Monday, May 24, 2021

Reflections On The Nature Of Friendship Book by Daniel Cantor Yalowitz


Join us for this tour from May 4 to May 24, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Reflections on the Nature of Friendship
Author:  Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, Ed.D.
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 336 pages
Genre:  Psychology, Self-Help
Publisher:  Booksmyth
Release date:  Feb 2021
Formats Available: print-softback, ebook

Content Rating:  G. No bad language, sex scenes, or anything objectionable

 

Book Description:

Reflections on the Nature of Friendship is a rich, nuanced journey that delves deeply into the fascinating and complex world of friendship. Psychologist and world-traveler Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz takes readers on a carefully narrated tour into the heart of what human beings need and bring to their chosen relationships. Reflections examines what makes friendships work, thrive, and connect people with one another. Using quotes across place, time, and culture, this book includes salient and seminal chapters on Identity, Longing and Belonging, Boundaries, and more, including three case studies that explore primary friendships within the author’s life. Using examples from literature, poetry, film, and music,Dr. Yalowitz brings deeper understanding about building stronger, healthier, and sustainable friendships.

I rated this book 5 *****'s

I am blessed to have two friends here in America that I called my sisters from different misters. I also called them my slot sisters because we love to go to the casino and sometimes lose money but most of the time just hanging out and have fun. People ask from work if I have known my other sister back in the Philippines and I replied no. I met her while working in the nursing home and we bond like sisters. 

I enjoyed reading this book about friendships. It is the best book about friendship. I love the quotes the most. For me, I trust my friends like my sisters, once the trust is broken it is hard for me to be friends with someone. I am a very down-to-earth person and once you betrayed me, I forgive you but the friendship is over. Life moves on though it hurts. 

The chapters are so deep that sometimes I have to think of my friends. I also have a friend that lives in the Philippines. I valued her friendship the most. We were blessed when we found that persons with whom we can have fun and above all be there for us through thick or thin.

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Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, Ed.D., is a developmental and intercultural psychologist and an international consultant/trainer focusing on team-building, human intelligences, conflict transformation, and intercultural communication and competence. He focuses his work on building greater awareness and deeper awareness of the importance of creating sustainable relationships, especially meaningful friendships. He brings all these emphases into focus in his most recent book, Reflections on the Nature of Friendship.

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Friday, May 14, 2021

The Magician (The Donora Story Collection Book 3) Book by Kathleen Shoop


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Donora 2019. 
Ninety-two year old Patryk Rusek is on the run, bath-towel flying off, with nothing but his new Nikes to carry him to freedom. His plan to escape from Blue Horizon Retirement Community is in motion. Except his great-grandson Owen isn’t at the pickup point. Resigned to his fate, Patryk returns to his room and reads from his incredible hand-drawn chronicle of Donora, luring half the nursing home’s employees and residents into the room, mesmerizing them with childhood tales of Stan F. Musial, beloved baseball hall of famer. 

Donora 1920. 
Mary Musial is expecting again. After four daughters, her husband Lukasz is losing hope for a son. But Jupiter is rising when Stanisław Franciszek Musiał is born on November 21, 1920, and the midwife predicts he will live an extraordinary life. Young Stanley’s physical talents show themselves at the Polish Falcons and on the baseball field. But rather than pride, Lukasz’s spirits plummet after mill injuries turn his American dream into a living nightmare. 

When the Depression hits and the mills close, tension grips every Donora household. Meanwhile as Stan matures, he draws attention from the press, college coaches, and professional baseball scouts. Suddenly his singular dream is set against options he’d never imagined. Every choice threatens to disappoint coaches, teachers, his girlfriend, and most of all his parents. Even with the talent to achieve his goals, doubt creeps in. Can he find the courage to leave everything he knows and all the people he loves to fulfill his destiny? Or will he wait too long and risk it all?

I rated this book 4 ****'s 

When dreams become reality

Most dad wants to have a son of their own to follow their dreams or to fulfill that love that a son can only claim. This book is about family and dreams. It is nice to learn how life was about back in the days. It brings peace and joy to how our life now compared to the past generations. 


I am not a baseball fan but a football fan. The love of baseball sports is pretty the same as other sports. This story is about the dreams, the struggles, and in the end the victory of finally reaching that goal in life and make your family proud of you. I enjoyed reading this book. Learning the struggles of a woman raising girls and a husband who is longing to have a son of his own. One of the best historical books to read.  

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"Shoop elevates the story of working-class Donorans in her carefully sculpted prose woven deftly with both historical research and fictional craft that rival any of her contemporaries. Through her words, readers are privy to the hard scrabble life lived by Stan Musial's parents, Mary and Lukasz, whose love story we followed in The Strongman and the Mermaid. The Magician is a must-read for anyone who loves baseball, small town life, and the pursuit of the American Dream." --Christina Fisanick, PhD, Associate Professor of English, California University of Pennsylvania

The Donora Story Collection Book 1 - After the Fog
Historic, environmental drama wrapped in a love story... 

It's 1948 in the steel town of Donora, Pennsylvania, site of the infamous “killing smog.” Public health nurse, Rose Pavlesic, has risen above her orphaned upbringing and created a life that reflects everything she missed as a child. She’s even managed to keep her painful secrets hidden from her doting husband, loving children, and large extended family. 

When a stagnant weather pattern traps poisonous mill gasses in the valley, neighbors grow sicker and Rose’s nursing obligations thrust her into conflict she never could have fathomed. Consequences from her past collide with her present life, making her once clear decisions as gray as the suffocating smog. As pressure mounts, Rose finds she’s not the only one harboring lies. When the deadly fog finally clears, the loss of trust and faith leaves the Pavlesic family—and the whole town—splintered and shocked. With her new perspective, can Rose finally forgive herself and let her family’s healing begin?

***2013 Eric Hoffer Award Finalist*** 
***Independent Publisher Awards: 2012 Silver, Best Regional Fiction–Mid-Atlantic*** 
***National Indie Excellence Awards: 2012 WINNER-- Literary Fiction***

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The Donora Story Collection Book 2 - The Strongman and the Mermaid
2019 Donora, Pennsylvania 
Ninety-one-year-old Patryk Rusek hides in his attic, hoping the searchers think he’s escaped. When Lucy finally bursts in, she discovers her beloved grandfather clutching a fat, hand-illustrated, antique book. In it is the story of Donora, the town that shaped America, its people and Patryk himself. Before long, Lucy and her son Owen lose track of their goal to get Grandpa Patryk somewhere “safe” as they’re drawn into the book, back in time, into stories that read like real-life fairytales born of purpose, hard-work, and chance.

1910 Donora, Pennsylvania 
In the early dawn of Donora, Pennsylvania, the mills make and shape the steel that builds America. Mary Lancos lives in a home on the hill overlooking town and its mighty Monongahela River. That tiny house bursts with her siblings and boarders. Wind whipping through the walls and windows makes Mary determined to marry well and create a better life.

Shy Pole, Lukasz Musial, arrives in Donora seeking the clear blue skies, green lawns, and better life he’d seen pictured on a postcard. Settled in Donora’s Polish community, Lukasz secures a coveted job in the wire mill. Life is set on course to achieve the American Dream. All he needs is a wife who believes in him, in his mighty, quiet, strength.

After a series of casual, friendly meetings, fate brings Mary and Lukasz to the river under a snowy, pink moonlit sky and everything changes. Their attraction is sudden and consuming, turning the pair onto an unexpected path. With mounting disapproval from Mary’s parents she and Lukasz must decide if love is enough to risk losing everything else that matters.

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About Kathleen Shoop
Bestselling author, Kathleen Shoop, holds a PhD in reading education and has more than 20 years of experience in the classroom. She writes historical fiction, women’s fiction and romance. Shoop’s novels have garnered various awards in the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY), Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Indie Excellence Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Readers’ Favorite and the San Francisco Book Festival. Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books and Pittsburgh Parent magazine. Kathleen coordinates Mindful Writing Retreats and is a regular presenter at conferences for writers.

I adore writing historical fiction (The Letter series, After the Fog and Donora Stories) but am having a blast writing romance like Home Again, Return to Love and Tending Her Heart (Endless Love series). Thank you so much for the time you take to read.

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