Monday, October 5, 2015

World's Teachers' Day: Did a Special Teacher Impact Your Life?

World Teacher Day

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Someone Died...Now What? by Corrie Sirota (Review and Giveaway)

Someone Died...Now What?: A Personal and Professional Perspective on Coping with Grief and Loss by Corrie Sirota
ISBN: 978-1505302486
Published May 2015
Trade paperback, 119 pages

My Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

Death is a difficult subject. Period. But it's nonetheless a subject, or a reality we all will experience in some ways and at different points in our lives. Corrie Sirota, a psychotherapist who specializes in loss and bereavement, has written a much-needed resource book that will help one cope with losing a loved one.

Because she writes both from a personal and professional perspective, one immediately feels understood and comforted through her sensitivity and knowledge. Even if you are distraught and cannot focus or concentrate because you are grieving, this book is easy to read not because it is simplistic but because it feels like Sirota, who has dealt with hundreds of grieving families in all situations, is right there beside you, helping you along.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Publisher’s and Book Blogger's Guide to Giveaway Promotions: Enter to Win!

Publishers, authors and book bloggers love giveaways. So with the help of these folks, including iRead Book Tours, Rafflecopter wrote an ebook about it. Let’s celebrate its release with a giveaway!
Everything an author, publisher, or book blogger needs to know to run a giveaway. In this 30+ page ebook, you’ll learn about:
  • Popular occasions when you should run a giveaway
  • Selecting the best prize to offer in your giveaway
  • The benefits of running a giveaway promotion
  • Tips from publishers who’ve run hundreds of giveaways

Now through 11/3, download the ‘Publisher’s Guide to Giveaway Promotions’ ebook and enter to win a Kindle Paperwhite and a $250 Amazon GC. Enter up to three ways:

  • Downloading the ebook
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  • Tell us who referred you

Download the ebook below by entering the giveaway. For the referral entry, please use the name Laura Fabiani at iRead Book Tours. Complete all three options to increase your chances!

The giveaway ends November 3rd. Enter through the entry form below. When time expires, Rafflecopter will announce the winners over social media.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

FREE Book Alert: REWIND TO YOU by Laura Johnston

Young adult clean romance for FREE?!? Yes, please!

REWIND TO YOU by Laura Johnston is FREE on all major online eBook retailers through the first week of October, so be sure to click one of the links below and DOWNLOAD!

One last summer before college on beautiful Tybee Island is supposed to help Sienna forget. But how can she? This is where her family spent every summer before everything changed, before the world as she knew it was ripped away.

But the past isn’t easily left behind. Especially when Sienna keeps having episodes that take her back to the night she wants to forget. Even when she meets the mysterious Austin Dobbs, the guy with the intense blue eyes, athlete’s body, and weakness for pralines who scooped her out of trouble when she blacked out on River Street.

When she’s with Austin, Sienna feels a whole new world opening up to her. Austin has secrets, and she has history. But caught between the past and the future, Sienna can still choose what happens now…

  “Johnston’s debut spotlights romance and familial relationships, including themes like grief and self-sacrifice. It’s an ideal story for readers looking for a deep-rooted YA love story with the emotional ups and downs and poignancy of a Nicholas Sparks contemporary. There’s also a touch of wit and a sigh-worthy hero – a definite on your TBR list.”
– RT Book Reviews

Chergui's Child by Jane Riddell

Chergui's Child by Jane Riddell
ISBN: 9780993171413
Published: June 3, 2015
Published by: Author
Kindle edition, 278 pages

Book Description:

Olivia is recovering from a traumatic event five years earlier, when she is summoned to the bedside of her dying aunt, Dorothy. Shortly afterwards, she learns that her aunt has left her a large sum of money. She also receives a letter with a startling revelation. From Morocco to London to the south of France, this is the story of one woman's journey to make her life whole again.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Roma, Underground by Gabriel Valjan (Review and Giveaway)

Roma, Underground by Gabriel Valjan
Winter Goose Publishing
ISBN: 978-0983676485
Published Feb 13, 2012
Trade Paperback, 340 pages

Book Description:

Savvy forensic accountant Alabaster Black is hiding in Rome from her former employer, covert U.S. organization “Rendition.” While there under an assumed name she meets Dante, an investigator, erstwhile explorer and member of the Roma Underground, a band of amateur archaeologists who map the city beneath Rome. With Italian artifacts disappearing at an alarming rate, Alabaster and Dante search for answers and create a trap for the thieves. Through a mysterious online contact Alabaster learns she is being followed, and with her safety at risk she is forced to rethink her chosen alliances and discover hidden truths about herself.

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Hollow Man by Paul Hollis (Review and Giveaway)

The Hollow Man Paul Hollis
ISBN: 9781619333147
Published: August 1, 2015
Published by: Wavecrest
Trade paperback, 196 pages

Book Description: 

A terrorist's plot, the assassination of a prime minister, holds the key to an apocalyptic plan to destroy Europe's economy. It's impossible to stop, but one man doesn't know enough to think the world can't be saved. He's no hero; not clever or capable, talented or tested. The Hollow Man is just trying to survive in an uncertain climate where terrorism is changing the way we live.

The Hollow Man won 2nd place in World's Best Story Contest.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Where Christ is Present, edited by John Warwick Montgomery and Gene Edward Veith (Review and Giveaway)

Where Christ is Present, edited by John Warwick Montgomery and Gene Edward Veith
NRP Books
ISBN: 978-1945500091
Published: April 2015
Trade paperback, 256 pages

My Review
Reviewed by Fil Piccolo

Respected Lutheran theologians contribute to this well-written book to bring to the 21st century reader the accomplishments and legacy of Martin Luther. Soon is the celebration of the 500th anniversary of 1517 when Luther nailed his “95 theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences” to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Saxony. This book contains 12 chapters, each one written by a Lutheran theologian and giving the reader a deeper sense of how the Lutheran church remembers Martin Luther and his theology. What can the reader expect?