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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Book Review of The Monster on Top of the Bed & My Monster on Top of the Bed

Book Review of The Monster on Top of the Bed & My Monster on Top of the Bed
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Book cover and blurb
Title: The Monster on Top of the Bed & My Monster on Top of the Bed
Author: Alan H. Jordan
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Once upon a time there was a little girl named Suzy, who used to jump up and down on her bed having just a great time. This scared a young critter named Karrit who lived under Suzy’s bed and he wanted her to be his friend. Still, Suzy ate strange things like cakes made out of pans (pancakes) and the toes of toemays (tomatoes) and—he couldn’t believe it—he heard her talk about eating something truly horrendous.
One day Karrit heard Suzy tell her mother that she was lonely and needed a friend. Because of that Karrit decided to visit Suzy. At first Suzy was afraid of Karrit, who had red, scaly legs, and a blue nose. But Suzy noticed that Karrit seemed scared of her too. So, Suzy treated Karrit the way that she would want to be treated if she had gone to his house.
As they grew to know each other, Suzy figured out why Karrit was afraid of her, and she was sorry to have scared him. She showed him a hotdog (she didn’t eat dogs that were hot) a tomato (she didn’t eat the toes of matoes) and a carrot (she definitely didn’t eat Karrits).
Suzy made Karrit feel that she liked him, and that she wanted him to be happy. Because of that, they kept getting to know each other better until one day they both realized that they didn’t have to be afraid of each other, and that it was a mistake for each of them to think of the other as a “monster.” Suzy and Karrit became best friends, and neither was afraid of monsters again.

Author Bio
Alan Jordan writes poetry, spiritual books, self-help books, childrens’ books and business books.  He's working on a comic mystery  and a thriller that are scheduled for release in 2016. His Kindle books , I Am Here, Dad; Can You Feel Me, Mom?; and Zoey’s Letter to a Soul, contain full color photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory with hyperlinks  so that when you click on the links you go right to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) web page that provides full details about the picture. 

His children’s book The Monster on Top of the Bed  was written to pass on his strongest beliefs and values to a grandchild, just in case he should pass away before my daughter got pregnant and had a child.
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Review: 

Very cute children’s books.  My niece and nephew loved them.  A new favorite bedtime book.

I give these books 4.5 out of 5 clouds.


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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Book Review of Escape from Area 51

Book Review of Escape from Area 51 
     (The X+Y Files #3)
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About The Book

Title: Escape from Area 51 (The X+Y Files #3)
Author: Wayne A.D. Kerr
Genre: MG Paranormal Adventure

A trip to the top secret military testing base, commonly known as Area 51, was a dream come true for UFO obsessed Xander Bookman - until a strange voice invaded his thoughts. Could the voice really be coming from a joke telling alien, named I-pod, who desperately needs help to escape from the most secure site on the planet? 

Of the many who tried, only one man had ever successfully breached the heavily guarded facility. A brilliant Soviet spy managed to the impossible, but he never made it home. One got in; zero got out.
Until now... 

Join Xander and Yzzie on their most daring adventure yet.

Middle grade readers and adults will enjoy this scary, but fun, action filled, science fiction / paranormal adventure.

The X + Y Files series is 'The X-Files' for kids. Xander and Yzzie are the middle grade version of Mulder and Scully.

Author Bio

Wayne A D Kerr was born and raised in Canada, but has lived in the United States for the past twenty years.  When not writing or reading adventure novels, he is most likely hiking, biking or playing tennis.

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Book Excerpts
Excerpt #1
“Help me, I really need to go home.”
“Who said that?” Xander spun around. The voice sounded like it was right behind him.  There was no one there.  Yzzie, Betty, Bert, Randy and Randy’s dad were all focused on the the valley below.
“Wait! You can hear me!” the voice spoke again. “You can hear me… It has been so long… Finally, I can speak to someone.”
Xander stood perfectly still.  What was happening to him.  Buzzing was one thing, but voices.  That couldn’t be good.
“Yzzie, can you come over and help me with this?” Xander called to his cousin.
‘Why is this happening to me?’ Xander thought to himself.
“Yes, why you?” the voice said. “You’re the first human that can hear me.”
‘You can hear my thoughts?’
“Yes, I’ve been able to access the minds  of some humans, not many -- perhaps one in a hundred, but you are the first that I’ve been able to communicate with and believe me, I’ve tried,” the voice told him.
“What do you need, Xander?” Yzzie asked, arriving at the telescope.
“You know that annoying buzzing noise I was hearing,” Xander said to her. “Well, it’s gone.”
“That’s great!” Yzzie said.
“Not so great,” Xander shrugged, “now I’m hearing voices in my head.”
“Just one voice,” the voice corrected him.
“You’re right,” Xander said, glancing skyward, then back at Yzzie, “it’s just one voice.”
“This is bad,” Yzzie said, her eyes clouding with worry.
“No, this is good,” the voice said. “I really need your help.”
“What is the voice saying?” Yzzie asked, once she was sure the others were out of earshot.
“It’s not sure why I’m the only one that can hear it and that it needs my help,” Xander told her.
“Help with what?” she asked.
‘Escape,’ the voice said, ‘I need your help to escape.’
“Escape from where?” Xander asked outloud.
“The voice wants out of your head.” Yzzie looked puzzled.
“I’m in a lab deep below Hangar 18,” the voice explained.
“Here? You mean from inside Area 51?” Xander asked.
“Yes,” the voice answered.


Review: 

Very cute book about two cousins who have incredible adventures.  In this one, they go to Area 51 on vacation and rescue the Roswell Grey alien.  It was well written and funny.

This would be the perfect book for a young reader, especially one who is interested in space and aliens. 


I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Giveaway and Book Review of Portals

Book Review of Portals


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Welcome to Books, Books, and More Books.  I am pleased to share this book with you.  Thank you for visiting and please come again.

About the Book
For supernatural detectives Thulu and La Fi, “normal” is a relative term. La Fi is a medium, Thulu is a finder, and their usual clients are already dead.
But when their friend Reo is shot, and a group of stranded angels shows up at their house for help finding a missing child, things are striking too close to home.
And the portals that let the magical races return to Earth are opening on their own.
With trips off-world, a kidnapped psychic and changes to their own abilities, Thulu and La Fi are hit with a lot more than they usually handle. Of course, their magical friends are there to help, but even they may not be enough to save an increasingly unstable Earth.
Portals is the cross genre (Sci Fi/Urban Fantasy) sequel to Relics and is Book 2 in the Modern Magics series.

Portals can be found at these retailers:
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About the Author 
After a successful career being other people, and later teaching others the many tricks of that trade, Maer Wilson has decided to be herself for a while. Turns out she's a writer. She's always loved stories, especially fantasy, mystery and sci fi. Maer was born in the Year of the Dragon and has a dragon-themed room in her home, but sadly no dragons in the back yard. When she's not writing, Maer plays online video games, teaches college and reads. Maer is a partner in Ellysian Press, a small publishing house. She also co-hosts the literary podcast MythBehaving. Maer lives in the high desert of Southern Nevada with her three dogs, a Chihuahua and two poodles.

Her books include Relics and Portals, Books 1 and 2 in the Modern Magics series. The upcoming third book in the series is Magics. There are also three novelettes in the series - “Ghost Memory,” “Unwanted Ghost” and “Ghost Dancer.” A fourth story, “Wedding Ghost” is also planned. You can find all books and novelettes in the Modern Magics series at Amazon.

For more info, you can visit Maer’s website at http://maerwilson.com/.
  
You can find Maer at these links:
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Twitter     |     Goodreads     |     Pinterest


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1 Winner – ecopy of RELICS
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2 Winners – ecopies of the Modern Magics Novelettes – “Ghost Memory,” “Unwanted Ghost,” and “Ghost Dancer”

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Review: 

This is the second book in a series, but can be read as a stand-alone.  Some of the topics might have been clearer if the first book had been read, but everything important was presented in the book so it was not a necessity.

The story is about what would happen if supernatural being from other worlds could suddenly come to earth.  Imagine meeting a fairy, elf, dragon, unicorn, or other supernatural creature in real life.  How would people react?  And some people can do supernatural things, like see and hear the dead.

The mythology for this story is fascinating. I give this story 4.5 out of 5 clouds.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Book Review of Antique Magic



Book Review of Antique Magic
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Antique Magic (Alicia Trent #1) by Eileen Harris

Antique dealer Alicia Trent is hired to appraise a huge collection of treasures hoarded by a woman who has recently died in the town where Alicia grew up.

The huge old house poses mystery after mystery from the moment she arrives, but the stakes become deadly when murder is added to the mix. The question then becomes, can she stay alive long enough to unmask the killer?

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About the Author:

From living off the grid in the Arizona desert, Eileen has moved to the woods of upstate New York. She has authored a standalone adventure novel called Desert Shadow. She is also the author of Alicia Trent Series. The Black Cane : Dowager Diaries Book 1 is her latest release.






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Excerpt:

Without consciously making a decision to do so, I grabbed my robe and headed for the door. If the thief was in the house, it might be my chance to identify him or her. One last glance at the globe showed the black was now mixed with a lot of orange. It looked like a Halloween decoration.

I turned off the light in the room, then quietly unlocked and opened my door. A flashlight would be a big help, but mine was packed in my suitcase. This was the first time I’d needed it. I eased out into the dark hall. A nightlight plugged in at the top of the stairs made a dim glow and I started in that direction. Moving slowly, I listened intently for any unusual noise. Everything seemed quiet and peaceful. I didn’t think anyone had stayed overnight in the house except Naomi and me. The stairs were solid and didn’t make a sound as I crept down. Time moved in slow motion and it seemed to take forever to reach the bottom. Once there, I began making my way to the living room. We always turned off the electronic security on that door at night since there were no potential buyers coming in and out after five. Even though I still hadn’t seen anything suspicious, somehow the


atmosphere seemed wrong. Danger seemed to lurk in every dark corner. I was anxious to make sure the items displayed for viewing hadn’t been disturbed. Moving into the room and closing the door seemed to take forever. I couldn’t wait to get the light turned on. At first glance everything looked fine. Walking around the items for a closer look, I still didn’t see any evidence of tampering. Maybe I was overreacting and chasing ghosts. I decided to return to my room, but instead I veered into the study for a quick look. I wasn’t quite ready to admit my fears were just my nerves playing tricks. This time I hadn’t done the smart thing and called for Dan. He had to be tired of my crying wolf and not finding any evidence. I’d need a darn good reason before choosing to disrupt the entire household again.

At first the study also seemed undisturbed, but as my eyes adjusted, my heart skipped a beat. Someone had pushed the button that moved the desk aside. The light on the stairs leading down into the passageway had been turned on. Someone had entered the house, but I couldn’t call Dan from here and didn’t want to lose the chance to discover the identity of the intruder. All of a sudden my policy of not crying wolf didn’t seem so wise. I picked up a large letter opener from the desk and started down the stairs. The cloying feeling of danger increased with each step. The second bookcase on the left hand side of the hall was moved aside, revealing a passage I hadn’t known existed. The walls in this new passage were lined with artwork. Creeping silently along, I noticed that the art consisted of a variety of styles. At a quick glance I saw pen-and-ink, charcoals, watercolors and oils. I wouldn’t know what all was there until I had time to investigate. Right now my attention was focused on finding out who was down here and why. The passage climbed steadily upward. There didn’t seem to be any side doors, at least none that were obvious, until the end of the passage. Here one door opened to the right. By now my sense of direction had become confused and I wasn’t sure what part of the house this passage ran through, but it might be somewhere on the second floor.

Review: 

I can’t wait for the next book in this series.  The author does a wonderful job of making the characters come alive.  I am a huge fantasy fan and this book fits the bill.

I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.


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Book Review of A Bridge Through Time

Book Review of A Bridge Through Time
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Book cover and blurb
Title: A Bridge Through Time
Author: Jennae Vale
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Ashley Moore's life in San Francisco has hit a few snags, not the least of which involves sightings of a mystery man around every corner.  Is she losing her mind or does he really exist?   Her search for this grey-eyed stranger leads her to  Scotland. There she meets a witch with a secret, a vindictive English knight who is bent on revenge, and she crosses a fog shrouded bridge into the arms of a 16th century Highlander.

Cailin MacBayne is no stranger to beautiful women, but has always managed to stay one step ahead of commitment.  That all comes to an end when he meets Ashley.  He doesn't care where this beautiful, yet unusual lass came from, he's just happy to have found her.  Ashley cannot resist the handsome Scot and finds herself falling hopelessly in love.  In the process, a secret is revealed, a battle is waged and Ashley must ultimately decide whether to return to her own time or give up her 21st century life to stay with the love she has found in the past.

Author Bio

Jennae was born and raised a New England girl, just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, where her imagination was always bigger than she was. Her large, extended Irish and Italian families were a great source of support, inspiration and humor.  Laughter, love and food were never hard to find in her home. Jennae grew up surrounded by nostalgic, historical landmarks, which fed her love of history and creative writing.


She has worn many hats over the years.  From owning her own typing service and horse training/boarding facility, to operating an embroidery/t-shirt business, her entrepreneurial spirit was strong and thriving. Determined to do something she truly loved, her vivid imagination took over again and she decided to follow her literary dream of writing stories that tapped into her love of magnificent people and places.


Jennae now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, where they've raised two beautiful and talented children.  Along the way they've gathered a menagerie of pets, including one dog, three cats and 4 chickens to make the family complete.  

You can contact Jennae at her website: www.jennaevaleauthor.com
Twitter:  @jealil

Links
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Review: 

Lovely romance with a bit of fantasy thrown in.  I love stories about the Scottish Highlands.  The area speaks to my romantic streak.

I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.


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Friday, December 5, 2014

Book Review of I Woof You From the Bottom of my Heart

Book Review of I Woof You From the Bottom of my Heart
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Book blurb and cover
Title: I Woof You From the Bottom of my Heart
Author: Kathy Vassilakis
Genre: Children’s Book
The idea to write this book came from my daughter and my dog. This book was written to show children how special a bond and friendship they can have with their dog. Dog's are wonderful pets and love us unconditionally. They will protect and love us no matter what. Children deserve to learn that at a very young age and grow to love all animals. Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character

Author Bio
Personal Biography of Kathy Vassilakis

Kathy Vassilakis used to work in the corporate world. She majored in accounting from Brooklyn College and followed her dream to work in corporate accounting for 15 years until she became a mom.
Being a mom was her dream all along and she left accounting to raise her beautiful daughter Sophia. She’s been writing stories for her daughter for quiet some time and decided to write her first children’s book of many to come I Woof You From The Bottom Of My Heart.
The idea to write this book came from my daughter and my dog. This book was written to show children how special a bond and friendship they can have with their dog. Dog's are wonderful pets and love us unconditionally. They will protect and love us no matter what. Children deserve to learn that at a very young age and grow to love all animals. Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character.

Growing Up


I grew up in Brooklyn NY. I was the second child out of two. I have one sister named Joanne and always had animals. We had many dogs throughout my childhood from Pomeranians to Chows. I also had ducks, roosters, chickens, bunnies and many more animals. I was and still am a huge animal lover.
My love of books started when my mother used to read wonderful stories to my sister and me every night. She always tried to teach us both languages Greek and English. My parents were born and raised in Greece so Greek was their first language. Most of the stories she read to us were in Greek but that started my love for reading and writing. I learned both languages and am now fluent in writing and reading Greek which I am very proud of. 
Family
I've been married now for five years and have one beautiful daughter. My daughter Sophia is 17 months old and she is my whole world. I also have a Japanese Chin named Bella. My husband, Greg, has always supported and believed in me, and my family will always be my inspiration.

Creating I Woof You From The Bottom Of My Heart
I have spent twenty years writing stories and brainstorming ideas for children’s books with my family. I came up with the characters Sophia and Bella after my own family. I was inspired by my daughter and the relationship she has with Bella and created I Woof You From The Bottom Of My Heart to teach children ho special a bond they can have with their dogs.
Compassion for animals is greatly connected to goodness of character this is the motto of the book. All animals deserve to be loved, respected, and treated right.
After a lot of hard work and many sleepless nights, I was finally able to publish my first book: I Woof You From The Bottom Of My Heart. To me, finally seeing my book in print and being able to share it with the public has made all the late nights and long hours worthwhile.

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Review: 

Absolutely adorable book about the love a dog has for his human.  Even more important it can be used to show love in general to a child.  My niece and nephew have dogs that “woof them from the bottom of their hearts” and they loved this book.

I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.


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