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October Monthly News

Welcome to the October edition of monthly news! Happy Halloween!!!


BOOKS: 1. Rocky Road - Josi S. Kilpack (recommend)
2. Star Wars Beware the Dark Side - DK Readers
3. You Can Draw Star Wars
4. The Iron Traitor - Julie Kagawa (recommend)
5. Dangerous Girls - Abigail Haas (HIGHLY recommend)
6. Rot & Ruin - Jonathan Maberry (recommend)
7. A Christmas Carol - Michele Gorman (recommend)
8. Jack Templar and the Lord of the Vampires - Jeff Gunhus (recommend)
9. Inspector Hobbes an the Blood - Wilkie Matin (recommend)
10. Fury - Elizabeth Miles
11. The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland--For A Little While - Cathrynne M. Valente (recommend)
12. Billy Moon - Douglas Lain
13. The Romney Family Table Cookbook (recommend)

PRODUCTS: 1. Tiger Balm Neck & Shoulder Rub (recommend)
2. Qi Orthopedic Pillow (recommend)

MOVIES: 1. The Heat (recommend)
2. The Internship (recommend)


Yearly Total:98 Books, 22 Products, 22 Movies, 5 CD's

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GENRE COUNT: Non-Fiction 20         F…

CLOSED #Giveaway: The Last Surgeon - Michael Palmer

In light of Michael Palmer passing, and it being Halloween, I am offering one US or CDN reader a kindle copy of The Last Surgeon.

THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS NOV 1st, AND HAS ONE CRAZY RULE!!!

READ ON.....




READ MY REVIEW AND LEAVE A COMMENT.

COME BACK HERE AFTER COMMENTING AND TELL ME A HALLOWEEN JOKE.

BEST JOKE WINS!!!!

(You must comment on review to be entered.)


GOOD LUCK!

Goodnight Mr. Palmer

Michael Palmer, author of many books has passed away.

Normally I wouldn't post about times like this but this author is different for me. I was first introduced to Michael Palmer in November of 2009, via Twitter. We corresponded and I agreed to review his book, The Last Surgeon. (I also hosted a giveaway for a signed copy.)

He was the first author that reached out to me for a review. All of the other previous reviews had been through publicists or PR departments, or websites. This was one-to-one contact sort-of.

So there is the significance.

Sleep tight Mr. Palmer. Watch over your family and pass on your strengths to those who need  them most. Know your light and legacy lives on in them and us, your readers.

Thank you for entertaining us!

#98: The Romney Family Table Cookbook - Ann Romney

Home is where good things happen. For the Romney family, the heart of the home is the kitchen. Pull up a chair as Ann Romney invites you into her home and kitchen, combining some of her favorite foods with memories of raising five boys (such as coming home to find her young son completely covered in Marshmallow Fluff). Part insider look, part cookbook, The Romney Family Table offers an irresistible blend of personal reflections, family photos, homegrown traditions, and more than 130 mouthwatering recipes that have bound a family together through the generations. Having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1998, Ann is donating her proceeds from book sales to the Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston for the great work they do toward treatments and cures for neurological diseases.


Hardcover: 224 pagesPublisher: Shadow Mountain (October 1, 2013)ISBN: 9781609076764
AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA


AUTHOR BIO: Ann Romney places primary importance on her …

Romwe Halloween Sale!!

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Teaser Tuesdays

Chilliwack Army Base, British Columbia 1963

     The boy was gone... vanished. I had slipped away while my mother was occupied with that thankless task familiar to any career military wife: unpacking the family's possessions and setting up yet another new household.

Blasting About: Arbitrate (With #Giveaway)

arbitrate:
It's one year later. And everything has changed. Remember The Second Chance Institute (SCI). Earth’s benevolent non-profit by day, Thera’s totalitarian regime by night. They’ve stepped up their game on Earth and on Thera—infiltrating political parties, preying on the downtrodden, and planning offensive maneuvers. The SCI’s abuse of their charter leads to Arbiter oversight and bitter consequences. Remember Kira Donovan. Broken, burdened, and evading those who wish her harm, Kira enlists the Arbiters’ help when forced to return to the clutches of the SCI and her angry, estranged love. Remember Blake Sundry. Exiled, determined, and packing an agenda, Blake seeks assistance on Earth and Thera to use his newfound knowledge to bring down the SCI. Remember Ethan Darcton. Overworked, emotional, and holding a grudge, Ethan hunts down his stolen property, but finds himself in awkward territory, stuck between the Arbiters and the SCI. Full of action, competing agendas, romantic entangle…

#Giveaway: #97: Billy Moon - Douglas Lain

In Douglas Lain's debut novel set during the turbulent year of 1968, Christopher Robin Milne, the inspiration for his father’s fictional creation, struggles to emerge from a manufactured life, in a story of hope and transcendence. Billy Moon was Christopher Robin Milne, the son of A. A. Milne, the world-famous author of Winnie the Pooh and other beloved children's classics. Billy's life was no fairy-tale, though. Being the son of a famous author meant being ignored and even mistreated by famous parents; he had to make his own way in the world, define himself, and reconcile his self-image with the image of him known to millions of children. A veteran of World War II, a husband and father, he is jolted out of midlife ennui when a French college student revolutionary asks him to come to the chaos of Paris in revolt. Against a backdrop of the apocalyptic student protests and general strike that forced France to a standstill that spring, Milne's new French friend is a wild…

Blasting About: Destiny (With #Giveaway)

Elena Baxter has spent her life desperately wanting to fit in. She’s used to being teased and taunted by the popular girls, but when she celebrates her sweet sixteen birthday and receives two amazing gifts—the power of telekinesis, and the truth about her heritage—she has high hopes that things will change. But her wish does not come true, and Elena is bullied just as she was before, only this time her hurt feelings and frustration boil into something even she cannot understand. When an explosion hits, chaos ensues and she learns that her new power just might be bigger than she is. 
She embarks on a journey to a secret island to learn how to control her powers, and she’s thrown into a different world, one where she just might be able to fit in. What Elena learns about her heritage forces her to face her past – and the demons it created – head on. 




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Excerpt
Elena was getting upset as she defended her family’s honor. She wasn’t thinking about where that might lead. She wasn…

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#96: The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland--For A Little While - Cathrynne M. Valente

This original short story tells the tale of how a girl named Mallow defeated King Goldmouth with the help of the Red Wind, Mr. Map, and many fairyland friends new and old--from Catherynne M. Valente, author of the children's fantasy sensation The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.


Kindle: 203 KBPrint Length: 33 pagesPublisher: Tor Books (July 27, 2011)ASIN: B0055673VS

AMAZON US  |   AMAZON CA

My review for book one, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

REVIEW: Such a vivid, creative, and beautiful setting. Mixed with some great characters and adventurous story-building, this is one fantastically magical short story. So descriptive, it feels like you can imagine Fairyland as if you could see it clearly. I just hope Mallow makes good decisions with her new-found power. Provided it continues throughout the series. Which I can't wait to read on!

4/5

#95: Fury - Elizabeth Miles

It’s winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But not all is as it seems...
     Between cozy traditions and parties with her friends, Emily loves the holidays. And this year’s even better—the guy she’s been into for months is finally noticing her. But Em knows if she starts things with him, there’s no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em’s best friend.
     On the other side of town, Chase is having problems of his own. The stress of his home life is starting to take its toll, and his social life is unraveling. But that’s nothing compared to what’s really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel...something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed.
     In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. And three girls—three beautiful, mysterious girls—are here to choose who will pay. Em and Chase have been chosen.


Series: Fury (Book 1)Paperback: 370 pagesPublisher: Simon Pul…

#94: Inspector Hobbes and the Blood - Wilkie Martin

Shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers 2012. 
Set in a small Cotswold town, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood is a fast-paced comedy crime fantasy about the adventures of Andy, an incompetent reporter, when he is reluctantly working with Inspector Hobbes, a police detective with a reputation. Andy soon finds himself immersed in a world where not everyone is human, and a late-night visit to a churchyard nearly results in grave consequences, and a ghoulish outcome. An accidental fire leads to Andy having to doss in Hobbes's spare room. Contending with a wave of murder, suicide and robbery, as well as Hobbes's weirdness, is the just the start; he must also get to grips with Mrs Goodfellow, Hobbes's housekeeper, who collects teeth. Although they are mostly from humans, she also claims to have some vampire specimens. However, Andy soon finds her wonderful cooking compensates for her eccentricities. 
Despite Andy believing he is coping, he is nearly unhinged by horror when…

#93: Jack Templar and the Lord of the vampires - Jeff Gunhus (With #Giveaway)

After fighting a goblin army, befriending an ancient werewolf, and battling two fire breathing dragons during his adventures at the Monster Hunter Academy, Jack Templar hoped for a rest. No such luck.

In this third adventure of the Jack Templar Monster Hunter series, Jack embarks on a quest to track down and acquire the first of five mythical Jerusalem Stones, an ancient power source found by his ancestors, the Templar Knights. Only the reunited Stones can stop Ren Lucre, the Dark Lord who holds Jack’s father hostage and prepares for an all-out war against an unsuspecting human world.

A different Creach Lord holds each Stone, and recovering them will not be easy. Jack and his friends begin their quest by seeking out a powerful and terrifying adversary, the Lord of the Vampires. The fate of the world rests on Jack’s shoulders and he will be tested like never before.

Join Jack Templar on his most dangerous journey yet, but remember that doing so makes you part of his world. Read this b…