April 29, 2011

Giveaway: End the Fed by Ron Paul Audio Book





Over 4,000 students gathered at the University of Michigan to hear Republican Party candidate Ron Paul speak. As he began to address the topics of monetary policy and the coming depression, a chant rose from the crowd, "End the Fed! End the Fed!" As dollar bills were lit on fire and thrown into the night skies, it became clear that the real problem, one that nobody in the media was talking about, was the central bank-an unconstitutional entity and a political, economic, and moral disaster.

Most people don't give a second thought to the Federal Reserve, but they should. In END THE FED, Ron Paul argues that the Fed is both corrupt and dangerously autonomous, inflating currency today at nearly a Weimar or Zimbabwe level. What most people don't realize is that the Fed is actually working against their own personal interests. Ron Paul's urgent appeal tells us how we went wrong and what we need to do fix America's economic structure for future generations.

Ron Paul's...


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April 28, 2011

Review: Bound by Darkness by Alexis Morgan


Caught between two worlds, a powerful warrior must choose between impossible destinies when he meets a woman whose love will either make or break him. . . .
 
As the daughter of a Regent, Sasha has long known about the secret underworld of the Paladins and their work protecting her kind from the dark forces on the other side of the energy barrier. So when she is sent on her first solo investigation, on the path to becoming the first female Regent, she is determined to get the Seattle Paladins in line. Offering sanctuary to their Kalith enemies is simply unacceptable! But when she meets Larem, she is inexorably drawn to a dark and valiant warrior who is not at all what he appears to be. As the power struggle between Regents and Paladins rages on, someone starts making attacks on her life. Sasha must choose between loyalty to her own kind and the warrior she loves . . . with the very fate of humanity hanging in the balance.

This is one of my favorite series and I am so glad that Alexis never lets me down.  BOUND BY DARKNESS is a thrilling adventure full of intrigue, suspense and best of all, love.  Even though this book is 400 pages, you'll be done before you know it.  Urban Fantasy fans will rejoice for the new book in the Paladin series.

Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
April 26, 2011
400 pages

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Blog Tour Review: Hush by Cherry Adair


Extreme sports enthusiasts Zackary Stark and his brother travel to the jungles of Venezuela to jump the highest falls in the world. Before they get to their destination they’re kidnapped. With them is the woman Zach shared a one night stand with the night before.

Kept prisoner in the jungles as they wait for a ransom to be paid, the brothers, knowing that payment will never come, plan a daring escape. They split up., Zak takes the woman with him, his brother takes a different route. They arrange to rendezvous in Rio in a week.


Zak is badly injured as they flee through the jungle. It’s touch and go, and he almost dies. After he recovers, he realizes that he’s acquired a strange and baffling new sixth sense. He sees a string of numbers running through his mind like a news crawl. He later discovers that the numbers are the global position location of his missing brother.


Zak and the woman return to the jungle to find his brother. But it’s not just their kidnappers they have to avoid, they are running from the man who paid for them to be kidnapped. A man determined to kill the Stark brothers at all costs.


I'm sure you have heard the expression "you can't judge a book by it's cover".  Well, with HUSH, you can.  Just like the cover, this book is hot, sexy, irresistible and full of strength.  While I was reading it, I caught my husband staring at the cover and he pointed out the weapon.  It would make a nice addition to our collection, but I was more impressed with the plot.  If you're a romance junkie, HUSH is for you.      

Pocket Star
978-1439153826
April 26, 2011
432 pages
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Giveaway: SONG OF THE SILK ROAD by Mingmei Yip





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Review: Song of the Silk Road by Mingmei Yip


In this richly imaginative novel, Mingmei Yip--author of Peach Blossom Pavilion and Petals From the Sky--follows one woman's daunting journey along China's fabled Silk Road.

As a girl growing up in Hong Kong, Lily Lin was captivated by photographs of the desert--its long, lonely vistas and shifting sand dunes. Now living in New York, Lily is struggling to finish her graduate degree when she receives an astonishing offer. An aunt she never knew existed will pay Lily a huge sum to travel across China's desolate Taklamakan Desert--and carry out a series of tasks along the way. 

Intrigued, Lily accepts. Her assignments range from the dangerous to the bizarre. Lily must seduce a monk. She must scrape a piece of clay from the famous Terracotta Warriors, and climb the Mountains of Heaven to gather a rare herb. At Xian, her first stop, Lily meets Alex, a young American with whom she forms a powerful connection. And soon, she faces revelations that will redefine her past, her destiny, and the shocking truth behind her aunt's motivations. . . 

Powerful and eloquent, Song of the Silk Road is a captivating story of self-discovery, resonant with the mysteries of its haunting, exotic landscape.

SONG OF SILK ROAD is a breath-taking read that is one of the best I have read so far this year.  Lily is a deep character who has the ability to make her way into your heart.  This is a fantastic book that goes beyond entertaining the reader.  I highly recommend that you pick up a copy.

Kensington
978-0758241825
April 1, 2011
352 pages

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April 25, 2011

Review: The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees


In the bestselling tradition of Loving Frank and March comes a novel for anyone who loves Little Women. Millions of readers have fallen in love with Little Women. But how could Louisa May Alcott-who never had a romance-write so convincingly of love and heart-break without experiencing it herself? Deftly mixing fact and fiction, Kelly O'Connor McNees imagines a love affair that would threaten Louisa's writing career-and inspire the story of Jo and Laurie in Little Women. Stuck in small-town New Hampshire in 1855, Louisa finds herself torn between a love that takes her by surprise and her dream of independence as a writer in Boston. The choice she must make comes with a steep price that she will pay for the rest of her life.

While reading THE LOST SUMMER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, I felt like I was transported to the past and living through the book.  It was amazing to see what things were like during the 19th century and be entertained all at the same time.  I definitely recommend this book to my fellow book-lovers.

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees
Penguin Group (USA)
9780399156526
May 2011
352 pages

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April 24, 2011

Giveaway: The Tender Mercy of Roses by Anna Michaels



While the body of rodeo star Pony Jones lies motionless in the northern Alabama woods, her spirit is on a mission to find her killer. Invisible to the eye but not to the sixth sense, the only thing Pony can do is guide the living to the truth. 
Her grief-stricken father, Titus, wants nothing more than retribution for his daughter's death, so when former police detective Jo Beth Dawson comes to town, something compels him to seek out her help. 

But when Jo Beth and Titus team up to track down Pony's murderer, it turns loose a whirlwind of intense emotion and unexpected encounters. As they uncover more and more clues leading them to the killer, dark family secrets are revealed and the two must search their souls for redemption.


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April 22, 2011

Giveaway: When Passion Rules by Johanna Lindsey


#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey weaves a marvelous adventure set in the tumultuous world of continental royalty, where a stolen princess discovers a kingdom she was meant to inherit—and a passion made to rule her heart.Forced to flee Napoleon’s rampaging army on the continent, orphaned Alana Farmer and her eccentric guardian make a new home for themselves in London. There, Alana enjoys every privilege a daughter of the nobility could hope for, plus an education fit for a queen. Now, on the eve of her debut into London Society, she learns the shocking secret of her birthright. Can it be true? Is she really the lost princess of the European kingdom of Lubinia? Persuaded by her guardian to return to their homeland to quell a bloody revolt, Alana finds herself in an isolated, mountainous country whose customs strike her as medieval!With controversy and intrigue brewing around the beautiful newcomer, Christoph Becker, the captain of the palace guards, arrests Alana on suspicion that she is either a wily imposter or a seductive spy working for the shadowy figures determined to depose the king. No stranger himself to seduction, Christoph uses every means at his disposal to draw the truth from his alluring prisoner, even if he must lay his own life on the line to protect her from harm. Now, as a fiery passion flares between Alana and the man who has wrongly imprisoned her, the fate of a nation rests in their hands and on their hearts.In each of her dazzling bestsellers, Johanna Lindsey’s “mastery of historical romance” (Entertainment Weekly) shines stronger than ever!


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April 21, 2011

Giveaway: The Fifth Witness by Michael Connolly Audio Book




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April 19, 2011

Giveaway: Nature Squad: Bluebird Finds a Home



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Review: Nature Squad: Bluebird Finds a Home



Written by Ryan Jacobson, author of nearly 20 books including Lost in the Wild, and illustrated by Joel Seibel, Emmy-winning animator of such cartoons as Scooby-Doo and The Smurfs, NATURE SQUAD features a team of forest animals dedicated to saving the planet. In their first adventure, B.B. the Bear must help a homeless bluebird find a place to live. 

While reading Nature Squad to my nephew and looking at the beautiful illustrations, we had a great time taking it all in.  He has a real appreciation for animals, so I knew that he would fall in love with this book.  When we got to the part where the book talks about the homeless bird, Damien looked up at me and said "oh no!" and when we turned the last page, he clapped his hands and said "yay"!  I highly recommend this book because it has a lot of important information to teach your young one. 

Adventure Publications 
978-1591933113
January 4, 2011
Ages 4-8
32 pages


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April 18, 2011

Giveaway: The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry




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Giveaway ends: 5/3/2011

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