Sunday, September 29, 2013

Book Cover & Blurb: Sarah's Summer Adventures

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A Flash Flood and Overturned Bus Kick Off Sarah's Summer Adventures a New Juvenile Fiction
Sarah's Summer Adventures start in terrifying, grand fashion with a flash flood and a bus that goes topsy-turvy. The juvenile adventure book is just in time for youngsters' summer reading.
Claypool, AZ – A summer of recreational bliss awaits Sarah and her friends … if they can survive the trip. The high school students face disaster after disaster in Sarah's Summer Adventures.
Mr. Turner’s sophomore science class is a favorite among his high school students, with lively experiments and funny discussions. Science is made even more exciting with Turner's special incentives: a seat on the bus to Ghost Creek Day Camp for anyone who scores 100 percent on the final exam. Ghost Creek offers ATV’s, archery and more – with a competition to win two tickets to any venue, or athletic or musical program the winner desires. It’s what students work toward all year.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Book Cover & Blurb: A Pius Man

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A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller – History, Theology, and Bullets.
NEW YORK - Giovanni Figlia's job is straightforward: protect a new, African Pope who courts controversy every other day. His latest project: make "Hitler's Pope,” Pius XII, a saint. But when people who have gone into the Vatican archives start dying, a whole new world of problems emerge. And each time someone dies, a priest has been in the background; a priest close to the Pope. It's a mystery with too many suspects: the American mercenary working for the Vatican? The Egyptian cop coordinating for the Pope's trip to Cairo? Or the priest who's mysteriously well trained in combat? Also, since one of the dead researchers was an Al Qaeda asset, Mossad and German intelligence arrive in Rome. Soon, they must all join forces to unravel the mystery around the Vatican, as even the man Giovanni is supposed to protect looks like a suspect. To get out of this alive, they must discover the mystery of Hitler's Pope to find out whether or not he was a Nazi collaborator, or a pious Man.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Who's On Top: Graphic Novels

Top 5 Graphic Novels: 
Hardcover:
1. MISSION IN A BOTTLE, by Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff
2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS, VOL. 1, by Stan Lee and others
3. PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO, by Travis Beacham and Sean Chen
4. BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
5. THE FLASH, VOL. 2, by Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato and Marcus To 

Spotlight: 
MISSION IN A BOTTLE 
by Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff

 In an incredibly fun and accessible two-color graphic-book format, the cofounders of Honest Tea tell the engaging story of how they created and built a mission-driven business, offering a wealth of insights and advice to entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs, and millions of Honest Tea drinkers about the challenges and hurdles of creating a successful business--and the importance of perseverance and creative problem-solving.

Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff began Honest Tea fifteen years ago with little more than a tea leaf of an idea and a passion to offer organic, freshly brewed, lightly sweetened bottled tea. Today Honest Tea is a rapidly expanding national brand sold in more than 100,0000 grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores and drugstores across the country. The brand has flourished as American consumers move toward healthier and greener lifestyles.
 

Book Cover & Blurb: Alternate Currents

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Author Arleen Alleman Offers a Gripping and Topical Suspense Drama in New Fiction
Colorado Springs, CO - Alternate Currents by Arleen Alleman, weaves a story of mystery and suspense, as time runs out for a child caught between too many parents, bigotry, and elusive kidnappers.
When Darcy Farthing’s friend, Charlie Scott, disappears without explanation and without a trace, she leaves her fiancé, Mick in DC, to fly to Seattle to help Charlie’s partner, Don Freeburg, and their daughter, Penelope, cope with the tragedy. Before the police and FBI are able to solve Charlie’s kidnapping, an even more devastating case materializes when Penelope also vanishes. The FBI and Seattle police frantically look for clues. In the process, they implicate a local antigay organization and its leader, two local gay business owners who rented commercial space from Charlie, a flamboyant stalker who is obsessed with Don, and Penelope’s birth mother herself. There is no hard evidence against any of the suspects, and the leads are curtailed when two of them are murdered. The authorities are no closer to finding Penelope and now worry that she has been abducted by a vicious killer.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Who's On Top: Children's Books

Top 5 Children's Books:
Picture Books: 
1. THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
2. FROG TROUBLE, by Sandra Boynton
3. GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
4. LLAMA LLAMA AND THE BULLY GOAT, by Anna Dewdney
5. PRESS HERE, by Hervé Tullet 

Spotlight:  
FROG TROUBLE 
by Sandra Boynton

Hang on to yer hat, Cowboy.Yeeeee-hah! Boynton goes Country! With three Gold Record albums and a Grammy nomination to her credit, Boynton now brings you FROG TROUBLE, a terrific CD and illustrated songbook of her new and wildly original Country songs. And they re sung by a truly amazing roster of Country Music s biggest and brightest stars: Here s Brad Paisley with Copycat, Dwight Yoakam singing I ve Got a Dog, Alison Krauss on End of a Summer Storm, Ben Folds rocking Broken Piano, Darius Rucker with Beautiful Baby. The lonesome-cowboy title track is performed by the low-voiced moody rocker Mark Lanegan (yes, of Queens of the Stone Age.) Add Josh Turner, Fountains of Wayne, Ryan Adams, Linda Eder, and quickly rising Country star Kacey Musgraves all accompanied by Nashville s finest instrumentalists, and WHOA. You ve got yourself some mighty fine music, with a whole lot of gumption and heart.

A COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUM FOR KIDS AND EVERYONE Boynton-illustrated songbook with full-length music CD 12 new songs with a whole lot of gumption and heart Cowboy, Country, Rockabilly, Honkytonk, Bluegrass, Blues Retro sound with a TRULY AMAZING All-Star Artist roster! Lyrics by Sandra Boynton Music written and produced by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford Recorded in Nashville with renowned session musicians Boynton & Ford have written and produced three Gold Records Boynton has a Grammy Nomination for Philadelphia Chickens, which was also a #1 New York Times Bestseller

Book Cover & Blurb: Return of the Heroine

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Historic Heroine Inspires West Point Cadet in Sexual Assault Crisis
New Novel Weaves Mystique of Joan of Arc with Lessons on Courage
BOSTON – Nearly 600 years since a legendary heroine went to war for her country, a young Cadet discovers that being a female in the military is exciting, confusing and fraught with danger on more levels that just enemy combatants. The new novel, Return of the Heroine, blends daring adventure with vivid lessons on courage under the threat of the same crime that has been disempowering women in the service through the ages.
Return of the Heroine’s Jane Archer eagerly begins her first year appointed to West Point. Yet the thrill of attending the prestigious academy gives way to an increasing sense of foreboding that takes a violent turn when her best friend is raped. Jane comes to realize the outrageous numbers of other women under her cadet command who had suffered the same violence.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Who's On Top: Nonfiction

Top 5 Nonfiction:
Hardcover:    
1. SI-COLOGY 1, by Si Robertson with Mark Schlabach
2. STILL FOOLIN' 'EM, by Billy Crystal
3. THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS, by Mark R. Levin
4. EMPTY MANSIONS, by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr.
5. ZEALOT, by Reza Aslan 

Spotlight: 
STILL FOOLIN' 'EM 
by Billy Crystal  

Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America’s favorite comedians as he turns 65, and a look back at a remarkable career

Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he’s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like “Buying the Plot” and “Nodding Off,” Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Readers get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever “test positive for Maalox”), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (“the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac”), grandparenting, and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal’s reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.


Book Cover & Blurb: Spartan and the Green Egg Children's Book

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Spartan and the Green Egg Children’s Book Takes a Trip to the Rainforest
NEW YORK - Author Nabila Khashoggi has written a fun and educational new children’s book, Spartan and the Green Egg, a Trip to the Rainforest that is sure to provide excitement and wonder as young readers travel to the rainforest to experience an amazing journey.
A Trip to the Rainforest is the debut book in a continuing series of ten adventures with Spartan, his three friends and his dog, Grimm and their travels of the world. The mission of this talented team is to gain and share knowledge of their amazing discoveries.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Who's On Top: Fiction

Top 5 Fiction:
Hardcover:
1. W IS FOR WASTED, by Sue Grafton
2. NEVER GO BACK, by Lee Child
3. THE CUCKOO'S CALLING, by Robert Galbraith
4. THE MAYAN SECRETS, by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
5. INFERNO, by Dan Brown
Spotlight:   
W IS FOR WASTED
by Sue Grafton         
 
Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I’d never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue.

The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He’d been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He’d been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone’s name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him.

Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes.

But as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange linkages begin to emerge. And before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey literally finds the key to his identity. And just like that,” she says, the lid to Pandora’s box flew open. It would take me another day before I understood how many imps had been freed, but for the moment, I was inordinately pleased with myself.”

In this multilayered tale, the surfaces seem clear, but the underpinnings are full of betrayals, misunderstandings, and outright murderous fraud. And Kinsey, through no fault of her own, is thoroughly compromised.

W is for . . . wanderer . . . worthless . . . wronged . . .


Book Cover & Blurb: The Female Veteran

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The Story of a Brave Soldier Who Became Prey to a Ruthless Sexual Predator Is Told in New Autobiography, The Female Veteran
A courageous solider goes on a top secret mission, only to become prey to one of her own – a ruthless sergeant. In The Female Veteran the brave soldier tells her story of military sexual trauma.
Sheridan, WY – By now, the phenomenon of sexual assault in the military is well-known … but few know the real aftermath. In The Female Veteran one courageous soldier tells her story of a violent sexual assault at the hands of her sergeant and the trauma that followed.
Ty Will had high hopes and expectations for the Army; enlistment represented her opportunity to be a better parent, to become a better person. She relished boot camp and two training courses, and looked forward to her first drug interdiction mission – and her chance to make the world a better place.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Book Cover & Blurb: Where are the Christians?

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“Where are the Christians?: the Unrealized Potential of a Divided Religion” Released
Veteran Author Pens the Definitive Book on Contemporary Christianity in America
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The Foundation for Christian Studies today announced the release of Eric Shuster’s latest book, Where are the Christians?: the Unrealized Potential of a Divided Religion.
Immediately upon release Where are the Christians? becomes the definitive book on the present state of Christianity in America across denominational boundaries. Publishers Weekly describes Where are the Christians? as a “comprehensive survey of Christian populations” and “multi-layered work” in which “the reader is rewarded with a richer understanding of one's self and one's neighbors,” adding the book “deserves a wide audience.” A companion workbook was also released providing individual and group exercises complementing the book. Both works are available at a variety of storefront and online book retailers worldwide.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Book Cover & Blurb: Skinny Little Tree

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Newly Released Children's Book, Skinny Little Tree, Teaches the Value of Living Through All 'Seasons'
One little boy learns big lessons through the natural cycle of the seasons. Skinny Little Tree follows the life of a tree through wintry loss and the promise of spring.
Cartersville, GA – A little boy learns the lessons of life's ups and downs through nature in the new children's book, Skinny Little Tree.
A young boy wonders why the Skinny Little Tree smiles, weeps, worries, dances and sings. Skinny Little Tree answers the boy's curiosity in her own way, bravely weathering the swings of the seasons. Through her honest transparent expressions, an unnamed boy will learn the value of living through all that life brings.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Book Cover & Blurb: FREAK: Memoir of an Outcast

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FREAK: Memoir of an Outcast
Bonita, CA - Imagine having your face disappear at birth, and your parents, unable to cope, leaving you behind in the hospital. Imagine the kind life you might be forced to live--the pain, the horror. And yet, somehow, in the midst of it, some unbelievable triumphs that prove the invincibility of the human spirit. And then, imagine tracking down your birth mother. When confronted, what would you ask her? And how do you think she might respond?
FREAK: Memoir of an Outcast is the true story of Howard Shulman. In the hospital, at three days of age, Howard was attacked by a virus that ravaged his face. When the attack was over it had completely destroyed his nose, lower lip, eyelid, and upper palate. As he says in his book, “As quickly as my face disappeared so did my mother.”

Friday, September 20, 2013

Who's On Top: Graphic Novels

Top 5 Graphic Novels:
Hardcover:
1. MISSION IN A BOTTLE, by Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff
2. FABLES: THE DELUXE EDITION, BOOK SEVEN, by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham
3. PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO, by Travis Beacham and Sean Chen
4. THE SANDMAN OMNIBUS, VOL. 1, by Neil Gaiman and others
5. ONCE UPON A TIME, by Dan Thompson and Corinna Bechko

Spotlight: 
MISSION IN A BOTTLE 
by Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff

In an incredibly fun and accessible two-color graphic-book format, the cofounders of Honest Tea tell the engaging story of how they created and built a mission-driven business, offering a wealth of insights and advice to entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs, and millions of Honest Tea drinkers about the challenges and hurdles of creating a successful business--and the importance of perseverance and creative problem-solving.

Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff began Honest Tea fifteen years ago with little more than a tea leaf of an idea and a passion to offer organic, freshly brewed, lightly sweetened bottled tea. Today Honest Tea is a rapidly expanding national brand sold in more than 100,0000 grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores and drugstores across the country. The brand has flourished as American consumers move toward healthier and greener lifestyles.



Book Cover & Blurb: Against the Mark

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New York Times Bestselling Author Kat Martin is set to continue her string of NY Times bestsellers with the Release of Her Latest Romantic Suspense Novel, Against the Mark
 
Missoula, MT - New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is set to release her latest Romantic Suspense novel, Against the Mark, an action-packed adventure filled with passion, murder, and intrigue, on August 27, 2013.
Martin has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and the RT Book Reviews Magazine, as well as numerous regional and local publications. Ms. Martin looks forward to the release of Against the Mark, which she hopes will move even higher on the New York Times list.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Who's OnTop: Children's Books

Top 5 Children's Books:
Picture Book: 
1. THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
2. FROG TROUBLE, by Sandra Boynton
3. GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
4. LLAMA LLAMA AND THE BULLY GOAT, by Anna Dewdney
5. PRESS HERE, by Hervé Tullet 
Spotlight:
FROG TROUBLE 
by Sandra Boynton

Hang on to yer hat, Cowboy.Yeeeee-hah! Boynton goes Country! With three Gold Record albums and a Grammy nomination to her credit, Boynton now brings you FROG TROUBLE, a terrific CD and illustrated songbook of her new and wildly original Country songs. And they re sung by a truly amazing roster of Country Music s biggest and brightest stars: Here s Brad Paisley with Copycat, Dwight Yoakam singing I ve Got a Dog, Alison Krauss on End of a Summer Storm, Ben Folds rocking Broken Piano, Darius Rucker with Beautiful Baby. The lonesome-cowboy title track is performed by the low-voiced moody rocker Mark Lanegan (yes, of Queens of the Stone Age.) Add Josh Turner, Fountains of Wayne, Ryan Adams, Linda Eder, and quickly rising Country star Kacey Musgraves all accompanied by Nashville s finest instrumentalists, and WHOA. You ve got yourself some mighty fine music, with a whole lot of gumption and heart.

A COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUM FOR KIDS AND EVERYONE Boynton-illustrated songbook with full-length music CD 12 new songs with a whole lot of gumption and heart Cowboy, Country, Rockabilly, Honkytonk, Bluegrass, Blues Retro sound with a TRULY AMAZING All-Star Artist roster! Lyrics by Sandra Boynton Music written and produced by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford Recorded in Nashville with renowned session musicians Boynton & Ford have written and produced three Gold Records Boynton has a Grammy Nomination for Philadelphia Chickens, which was also a #1 New York Times Bestseller



Book Cover & Blurb: My Father, Humming

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Touching Poetry Book Follows Author’s Father’s Decline With Alzheimer’s In My Father, Humming
Chester, CT - Jonathan Gillman has released his book of poetry, My Father, Humming.
This book, an enormously moving series of poems which reads like a novel, follows Jonathan’s father’s decline with dementia and Alzheimer’s, and Jonathan’s journey through this process—of trying to deal with the changes in his father, and to continue communicating with him as, more and more, he disappeared; of Jonathan’s acceptance both of his father—who he had been and who he was becoming—and of his own mortality. It is a book of anger and loss—as well as of joy and love.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Book Cover & Blurb: Obama Confidential

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New Book Shares Strange, Odd & Bizarre Letters to President Obama from Everyday Citizens & Celebrities
60 Letters including those from Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Kim Jong-un, Steven Spielberg, Dennis Rodman, Lance Armstrong and Warren Buffet
BOSTON – The new book Obama Confidential: Strange, Odd & Bizarre Letters to the 44th President features a collection of 60 letters to President Barack Obama from everyday citizens and from such celebrities as Lance Armstrong, Bill Clinton, Warren Buffet, Steven Spielberg, and Dennis Rodman.

Who's On Top: Nonfiction

Top 5 Nonfiction:
Hardcover:
1. SI-COLOGY 1, by Si Robertson with Mark Schlabach
2. THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS, by Mark R. Levin
3. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach
4. ZEALOT, by Reza Aslan
5. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell
 
Spotlight:
SI-COLOGY 1 

by Si Robertson with Mark Schlabach

As you read this book, there are a few things you have to understand: 95 percent of my stories are truthful. Every member of the Robertson family has the God- given gift of storytelling. Hey, when you’ve sat in a duck blind for more than half of your life, you have to figure out some way to pass the time! It’s better than looking at Willie and Jase for six hours! Many of the stories I like to tell happened when I was a young boy or when I was in Vietnam. At my age, a few of the details are cloudy, but I’ll recollect the coming stories as best I can. Hey, just remember it isn’t a lie if you think it’s true! It’s up to you, the reader, to figure out what’s truth and what’s fiction. Best of luck with that, Jack! May the force be with you.

Hey, another thing you have to know: my stories are kind of like my vocabulary. You might have noticed I like to say “hey” quite a bit. “Hey” can mean anything. It can mean “yes,” it can mean “maybe,” and it can mean “no.” Hey, it could mean “next week.” The bottom line is, you have to understand “hey” to understand me.

And if you know anything about Silas Merritt Robertson, you know I’m a hard rascal to figure out.

—From the Prologue



Who's On Top: Fiction

Top 5 Fiction:
Hardcover:
1. NEVER GO BACK, by Lee Child
2. THE MAYAN SECRETS, by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
3. THE CUCKOO'S CALLING, by Robert Galbraith
4. STYXX, by Sherrilyn Kenyon
5. INFERNO, by Dan Brown
Spotlight:
THE MAYAN SECRETS
by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry

The outstanding new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling grand master of adventure.

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery—the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them—as the Fargos are about to find out.

Before their adventure is done, many men and women will die for that book—and Sam and Remi may just be among them.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Book Cover & Blurb: Zoe Lucky

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Mystery Unfolds in Shadyside, PA, in New Middle Grade Detective Novel, Zoe Lucky and the Mystery of the Pink Pearl Necklace.
Tampa, FL – When Zoe Lucky and her friends take up detective work, they find themselves enmeshed in a violent case with an intriguing clue and multiple suspects including Zoe's dad. Zoe is relieved to have an old friend, Detective Tracy, of the Oakland Police working on the case.
Zoe Lucky is a redheaded, freckle-faced seventh grader at the Winston-Thurston School in Shadyside, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. However, this 13-year-old is no typical teen.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Book Cover & Blurb: Keeper of Reign

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NEW FANTASY BOOK DELIVERS EMPOWERING MESSAGE FOR KIDS
 
Homeschooler mother inspires young readers through the mystical world of the Elfies
 
San Francisco, CA - With all of the turmoil that surrounds us in today’s world, it can be difficult to offer teens and children proper guidance on life. With violence, natural disaster, and cynicism greeting them at every turn, how can we hope that our young people will persevere despite the trials of everyday life?
Here to guide young adult readers through their various troubles is Emma Right and her fantasy book, Keeper of Reign. Taking cues from her own children and the Bible, and using the fantasy genre as her backdrop, Right crafted a story that would keep her children from feeling small. Enthralled by this fascinating tale, her young listeners always asked for more, and Right decided to take its powerful message and share it with others having trouble feeling empowered.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Interview W/Author: Dee Rose


Interview With Author Dee Rose, Writer of CLONING AROUND 
 
So Let’s start off by getting to know you a little. First a little game…Two truths a lie!
I go fishing every summer in Nebraska for the Forth of July.

I Served five years in the United States Navy.

One of my favorite TV shows is Glee.

I’m going to take a guess….you DON’T like Glee…although I personally LOVE it. LOL But that’s okay, I’ll forgive you!  Haha

Do tell us a bit about yourself. 

a.      Your favorite season: Summer
b.      Your favorite holiday: Veterans Day
c.       Who was your favorite teacher? My first political science professor, Dr. Hazan, at Metropolitan State University at Denver because he didn’t just let me say what I wanted without facts even though he agreed with me.
d.      What is your favorite television show? Modern Family
e.      Who do you respect the most?  My mother because she was a single woman and raised a man.   I fought her tooth and nail for eighteen years.  Haha

Okay…Let’s get down to the Nitty-Gritty and discuss your book since this is why we are all here. (Not saying you aren’t important since your book would never be here without you!

What was the most difficult task for you while writing this book? 
The most difficult task in writing this book was the research on the subject of cloning and trying to incorporate it into my story.
Where were you & what were you doing when you conceived the idea for your book?
I was sitting in a Naval hospital room recovering from knee surgery and trying to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
What is your writing schedule like? 
I write mostly in the evening because I work in the morning – never on vacation though.
What suggestions might you offer to others who write? 
I would just say to sit down and get the story out.  Worry about the small stuff later.
What is the most important element in a novel, in your opinion? 
I believe the most important element in a novel is the dialogue.  It can move the story and entertain all at once.
Wow! Thanks so much for sharing your time with us here! Before we go…we like to do this thing called
Rapid Answer Zone 

Pizza, hot pockets, or pizza rolls?                      Pizza
Where was the last tattoo you got?                  I have none.
What is in your pocket right now?                    My keys 

Now, which one of the three was the lie?

The lie was that I go fishing in Nebraska every summer for the Forth of July.

I think I like you so much more now that I know you actually like Glee.  <3 span="" style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> 

Book Cover & Blurb: Cloning Around

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New futuristic murder mystery: Cloning

Stay Tuned TODAY at 2PM for an interview with Dee Rose!
Aurora, CO – Author Dee Rose announces his new futuristic murder mystery, Cloning Around.
Special Agent Robert Bassett is an action junkie. He constantly tries to live up to the name of his legendary father, Reed Bassett, who was also an FBI agent. However, it is Reed’s last case that finds Robert trapped in a violent mission of blood, terror, revenge and clones.
A scientist, Dr. Richard VanHellman, has finally uncovered the way to create clones. He intends to rule the world by murdering, and then cloning it’s most powerful people. Dr. VanHellman has the unique gift of reading people’s minds, of which he also uses to control his clones.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Who's On Top: Graphic Novels

Top 5 Graphic Novels:
Hardcover:
1. THE FLASH, VOL. 2, by Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
2. PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO, by Travis Beacham and Sean Chen
3. PRIMATES, by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks
4. IN THE DAYS OF THE MOB, by Jack Kirby
5. MADELEINE L'ENGLE'S A WRINKLE IN TIME, by Hope Larson 
Spotlight:   
THE FLASH, VOL. 2
by Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
  
Struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals, Central City Police scientist Barry Allen was transformed into the fastest man alive. Tapping into the energy field called The Speed Force, he applies a tenacious sense of justice to protect an serve the world as The Flash!

The Flash's Rogue's Gallery are back--but they are more powerful than ever and they're each looking to take down the Fastest Man Alive! Who is behind their sudden organization and why are they also after their former leader, Captain Cold? The Flash must think fast if he can outrun and survive their attack!

Collects: THE FLASH #0, 9-12 and THE FLASH ANNUAL #1 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Who's On Top: Children's Books

Top 5 Children's Books:
Picture Books: 
1. PETE THE CAT: THE WHEELS ON THE BUS, by James Dean
2. THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, by Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
3. GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
4. LLAMA LLAMA AND THE BULLY GOAT, by Anna Dewdney
5. I'D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE, MY LOVE, by Nancy Tillman 
Spotlight: 
I'D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE, MY LOVE 
by Nancy Tillman 

There are things about you quite unlike any other.
Things always known by your father or mother.
So if you decide to be different one day,
no worries… I’d know you anyway.


Every child is special and unique, but every child also loves to dream of being something different. Bestselling author and artist Nancy Tillman has created another heartfelt masterpiece celebrating the joys of imagination, and the comfort of always knowing that "you are loved."

Book Cover & Blurb: StrikeStone

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New Science Fiction Novel Explores How Women Survive War
How do women on the war-torn savannah live with few resources, dependent children, and no voice in the public square? Stella Atrium’s latest book StrikeStone presents a cohort of women who succeed by their own wits and using the tools at hand.
CHICAGO – Stella Atrium’s third book in the Dolvia Saga, StrikeStone, follows the return to Dolvia’s savannah of Brianna Miller as she struggles to protect the tribes during a conflict with the Borabean who seek to capture the new mineral silicide.
Brianna Millier is an agent for Somule Gems in Paris and nobody’s fool, recalled to the savannah on Dolvia just when the warriors are absent for militia duty. She travels with warriors Rufus and Kyros through the wormhole to Westend, the galaxy quadrant where the Chinese mining company is grabbing the mineral wealth.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Who's On Top: Nonfiction

Top 5 Nonfiction:
Hardcover:
1. THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS, by Mark R. Levin
2. ZEALOT, by Reza Aslan
3. THIS TOWN, by Mark Leibovich
4. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell
5. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, by Phil Robertson with Mark Schlabach 
Spotlight: 
THIS TOWN 
by Mark Leibovich

Tim Russert is dead.
But the room was alive.
Big Ticket Washington Funerals can make such great networking opportunities. Power mourners keep stampeding down the red carpets of the Kennedy Center, handing out business cards, touching base. And there is no time to waste in a gold rush, even (or especially) at a solemn tribal event like this.

Washington—This Town—might be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity. There are no Democrats and Republicans anymore in the nation’s capital, just millionaires. That is the grubby secret of the place in the twenty-first century. You will always have lunch in This Town again. No matter how many elections you lose, apologies you make, or scandals you endure.

In This Town, Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, presents a blistering, stunning—and often hysterically funny—examination of our ruling class’s incestuous “media industrial complex.” Through his eyes, we discover how the funeral for a beloved newsman becomes the social event of the year. How political reporters are fetishized for their ability to get their names into the predawn e-mail sent out by the city’s most powerful and puzzled-over journalist. How a disgraced Hill aide can overcome ignominy and maybe emerge with a more potent “brand” than many elected members of Congress. And how an administration bent on “changing Washington” can be sucked into the ways of This Town with the same ease with which Tea Party insurgents can, once elected, settle into it like a warm bath.

Outrageous, fascinating, and destined to win Leibovich a whole host of, er, new friends, This Town is must reading, whether you’re inside the Beltway—or just trying to get there.

Book Cover & Blurb: The Cure

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THE CURE
A riveting technothriller in the tradition of Michael Crichton and Douglas Preston, from the New York Times bestselling author of WIRED
“The Cure will keep you turning the pages all night long.”
—Douglas Preston, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Impact
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“Richards is a tremendous new talent. The Cure is an extraordinarily good novel that will keep you riveted...and thinking.”
—Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Who's On Top: Fiction

Top 5 Fiction:
Hardcover:
1. HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, by Louise Penny
2. THE CUCKOO'S CALLING, by Robert Galbraith
3. INFERNO, by Dan Brown
4. MISTRESS, by James Patterson and David Ellis
5. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED, by Khaled Hosseini
#Spotlight:
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN
by Louise Penny  

The stunning, ingenious and sinister new novel in the internationally bestselling Inspector Gamache series.


A DETECTIVE

As a fierce, unrelenting winter grips Quebec, shadows are closing in on Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department and hostile forces are lining up against him.

A DISAPPEARANCE

When Gamache receives a message about a mysterious case in Three Pines, he is compelled to investigate -- a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world has vanished.

A DEADLY CONCLUSION

As he begins to shed light on the investigation, he is drawn into a web of murder, lies and unimaginable corruption at the heart of the city. Facing his most challenging, and personal, case to date, can Gamache save the reputation of the Sûreté, those he holds dear and himself?

Evocative, gripping and atmospheric, this magnificent work of crime fiction from international bestselling author Louise Penny will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

Book Cover & Blurb: Capturing Ever Day Life

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New Book from Top Child Photographer Jane Goodrich Teaches How to Easily Take World Class Photos of Kids
Top professional New-York based newborn and child photographer Jane Goodrich shares her easy tips and tools for capturing the best photos of kids in her new book titled Capturing Every Day Life: The no-nonsense, cheese-free, read-while-they-nap, easy-as-pie guide to taking top-notch, world-class photos of your kids. In just 64 pages Goodrich packs decades of knowledge as a professional, award-winning children’s photographer in a paperback that should be on every parent’s or grandparent’s summer reading list.

Who's On Top: Film

#Spotlight:
Riddick

Movies like “Riddick,” a satisfyingly primitive spectacle, help explain the unlikely ascendancy of Vin Diesel as a man of cinema. With his hypertrophied body and Barry White purr, Mr. Diesel — much like his more sweetly appealing brother in brawn, Dwayne Johnson — embodies a particularly salient caricature of masculinity, one that appears to transcend obvious racial identity to make him an ideal modern Everybrute. If Arnold and Sly became the cartoon emblems of Reagan-era might, Mr. Diesel has come into his own as a contemporary hero, one who suggests a postrace ideal, even as he affirms old-fashioned power with displays of annihilating violence. This is the third live-action film in the “Riddick” series, which opened with the aptly grim and gloomy “Pitch Black” (2000), and immediately entered its decadent phase with the unintentionally self-parodic “Chronicles of Riddick” (2004). The series director and writer (sometimes co-writer), David Twohy, has smartly gone back to genre basics with this installment, which serves as an effective reboot. Gone are the silly costumes and wigs, the overstuffed plot and exotic-sounding villains like the Necromongers, the religious fanatics that Mr. Diesel’s character, the escaped convict more formally known as Richard B. Riddick, once battled. Now, there’s one man alone, stranded on a seemingly desolate distant planet with only his wits, his fists and his voice-over. — Manohla Dargis

Top 10 @ Box Office: 
1. Riddick
2. Lee Daniels' The Butler
3. Hombre de Piedra
4. We're the Millers
5. Disney's Planes
6. One Direction: This is Us
7. Elysium
8. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
9. Blue Jasmine
10. The World's End

Monday, September 9, 2013

Book Cover & Blurb: The CEO

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The Excitement Cannot Be Stopped - The CEO Has Risen to #1 Bestseller in Crime Fiction Overnight
After rising into Amazon's Top Ten Bestsellers List for Crime Fiction yesterday, Solstice Publishing's The CEO hit #1 bestseller in the genre overnight.
New York -- After rising into Amazon's Top Ten Bestsellers List for Crime Fiction yesterday, Steve Bederman's The CEO hit #1 bestseller in the genre overnight.
The CEO's popularity cannot be denied. Already a #1 Bestseller on FICTIONWISE, EBOOKWISE, and EREADER, Solstice Publishing is now excited to announce that THE CEO has now reached #1 in Crime Fiction for Amazon as well. And for a limited time this popular thriller is free to purchase for Amazon's Kindle.