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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR–Miracle at Sycamore Grove by Bobbie Shafer

23 Aug

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Miracle at Sycamore Grove (Secrets of Eagle Creek #3)

by Bobbie Shafer

Historical Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Dancing With Bear Publisher

Release Date: July 9, 2013

Heat Level: Sweet

Length: 243 pages

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Available at:

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Sycamore-Grove-Secrets-Eagle/dp/0615842976/

Description:

Virginia Cash is a young mother of two small children and lives in a small apartment above a New York diner where she works as a waitress on the midnight shift. Virginia has just been informed that her husband, Wylie, is missing in action during a medical rescue north of the 38th parallel line in Korea.

When Clayton Wilkens and his wife stop in for a burger during a traffic jam on their way to Puerto Rico where they plan to retire, they realize that Virginia is the perfect candidate to take over Eagle Creek Manor and raise her children.

Ginny, as she’s known to her friends, asks Edna Taylor, her best friend and babysitter, to move with her to the manor to help the relocation for her and the children, 6 year old Donny and 5 year old Anna Marie.

Once they arrive and are greeted by Peter Clark, the local banker and member of Eagle Creek Management, unusual events take place. Ginny is offered a job at the Chase Hotel by Michael Chase, great grandson of Aimee McKay, builder of Eagle Creek Manor. When someone breaks into Eagle Creek Manor, the family dog digs up a human bone and a young girl goes missing in Sycamore Grove, Ginny begins to wonder if the move to Eagle Creek was a smart one.

When Rosa, the housekeeper, informs Ginny and Edna that young girls have disappeared from the area for quite some time, the new occupants of Eagle Creek Manor, set out to solve the mystery and bring peace of mind to the residents of Sycamore Grove and Eagle Creek.

Ginny and her best friend discover there are several popular residents with shady and questionable pasts. When Edna and Ginny start putting the pieces of the puzzle together, they are shocked at the results.

A demanding and obsessive mother has warped her son’s mind and when his father commits suicide, the man tumbles over the edge of sanity. Now Ginny and Edna are in his sights. The fear of discovery snaps what’s left of his mind, and he sets out to remove those responsible for his concern — Virginia and Edna.

Can a New York waitress and young mother, along with a middle-aged, retired librarian survive the madness of a warped mind, or will the move to Eagle Creek destroy Ginny’s world and take Edna’s life?

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About the Author:

Bobbie Shafer is the author of three adult novels and two YA novels, as well as having over 300 articles published in various magazines. She is a member of the East Texas Writers’ Guild and The Writing Warriors critique group. Bobbie is also a valued member of the Dancing With Bear Publishing team, where she is the acquisitions editor, editor, and CEO.

Besides writing, Bobbie enjoys raising miniature horses, donkeys, goats, rabbits, and chickens, and all the while keeping her house and husband happy. She lives just outside of Troup, Texas, with her husband, Gordon. She has four children, Connie Congleton, Kim Fields, Cary Waterhouse, and Kelly Waterhouse. She also has three grandchildren, Kandice and Josh Fields, and Nellie Waterhouse; and one great-granddaughter, Falon.

Connect with Bobbie Shafer

Website – http://www.bobbieshafer.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/bobbie.shafer.3

Twitter – https://twitter.com/BobbieShafer

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New Release– Whispers of Razari by Cindy C Bennett and Jeffery Moore

6 Jul
Available July 1!
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When sixteen year old Olivia Adams wakes from a horrible car accident that killed her parents, she knows she’s something different. Olivia died, and now the soul inhabiting her body needs to find out
who – and what – she is. A glimpse of a world called Razari burning is the only 
clue to her previous existence—a tragic memory, sparking events that endanger the people helping her.

Jacobi McKenzie has lived in Crescent, Montana for more years than he can remember, even though he’s only seventeen. He’s been waiting, but for what he isn’t sure. Jacobi recognizes Olivia for what she is before she’s even aware of it herself and the effect she has on him threatens to expose his true identity–a thing he’s worked hard to conceal.

They come together in an explosion of emotion that neither of them is supposed to feel. As Jacobi fights for Olivia’s life, protecting her from those who would use her for their own selfish purposes, together they unravel the mystery surrounding the destruction of their race.

Read more at the Whispers of Razari blog!

 

 Available at these retailers:

Amazon
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About the Authors:

Jeffery Moore

Moore was born in Germany. As a military brat, much of his
childhood was spent abroad, growing up in Germany on military installations. He
subsequently enlisted in the military and served for ten years as an army
pilot. While in the military, he lived in Italy and South Korea and deployed to
many European countries. He has traveled to Australia, Japan, Singapore and
most European countries. His experiences and contact with many different
cultures helps form some of the elements in his stories. He currently works for
a global IT company and lives in Massachusetts.

Find more about Jeffery here.

Cindy C Bennett

Bennett is the YA author of several books. She lives in Utah
with her husband and two daughters. Both of her sons have married, giving her
two more daughters (in-law). She loves gooey cookies, dark chocolate, and
cheese popcorn. She hates housework and cooking, and has no plans to become a
domestic goddess. She occasionally co-hosts a geek podcast with her son, called
Geek Revolution Radio. Her favorite pastime is riding her Harley.

 Find more about Cindy here.

To arm or not to arm? This is the question

20 Jan

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I doubt there is one person in this country or else on this earth who heard about the events of December 14th and who hasn’t been affected more or less. And like everyone else I want to voice my opinion. You may agree or disagree with it, but remember: this is MY opinion.

Coming from Romania, a country where there were NO guns whatsoever (unless one was part of the military) I grew up not knowing much about them, therefore fearing them. We did not have partisans, drug cartels or a black market for guns. Nothing. For those committing crimes Romania’s law was very clear: death penalty. Sounds like a crime free environment? Sounds like an ideal place to live?

And yet … crimes happened. People were killed. Stabbing, beating, strangling, pouring gasoline on someone… criminals were always resourceful when it came to how to kill. I remember reading about the serial killer who liked to rape and then strangle women leaving work after the late shift. I remember reading about a son killing both his parents using an axe. I remember reading about a teenage mother who stuffed her baby girl in a grocery plastic bag suffocating her then throwing the bag in a dumpster. I remember about all those hideous crimes committed not with guns.  We were NOT a crime free country.

The same was valid for all the other countries around us, also part of the communist block with the same gun law and death penalty in place.

In looking back I wish we had guns. Guns to protect us from a government who hated its own nation, starving it, controlling it, and brainwashing it. Had we have guns we would’ve fought for our freedom and free ourselves from the communists.

People, let me tell you this: it’s not the gun that kills—it’s the SICK individual pulling the trigger. If we ban guns let’s ban knives or any sharp object, ropes, gasoline, stones/rocks, even grocery bags and any object someone could use as a crime tool. In any crime committed in the States or elsewhere your common denominator is the (in) human NOT the object with which the crime was committed.

Stop being so narrow-minded and begin talking about the elephant in the room; it breathes, eats, sleeps, dresses, and walks like any one around you. He/she only choses to be different: a criminal.

Virtual Book Tour–FIRST TIME by Samuel Ben White

15 Dec

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First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch

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“What if history didn’t happen that way … the first time?”

Garison Fitch was one of the most revered scientists in the Soviet Americas until he left fame behind to work on a secret project in his log cabin in the mountains of Marx.

But something went wrong. Instead of traveling interdimentionally, Garison has traveled through time … twice.

Now, he’s in something called “The United States of America” and a woman he’s never met before is calling herself his wife. It it a hoax? Or, has he somehow changed history? 

If so, can he return the world to what he believes is “normal”, or must he live in this strange world he created?

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Praise: 

“Sam continues to weave his magic as a storyteller. I always find myself anxious to find out what will happen next and what kind of twist will befall the adventurers. It helps to be familiar with the places that the heroines go, which adds to the story.”

~Labdaddy, Texas “I’ve had a few very unproductive but enjoyable days thanks to Samuel Ben White. If you haven’t read Sam’s books you have been missing a treat. These were funny, suspenseful, spiritual and kept you turning the pages.”
~Karen S. “Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed your books. I have a Kindle and I have purchased all of the Garison Fitch novels. I am in Saudi Arabia and your books have really helped take me away from here.”

~Scott, Saudi Arabia

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Saving Time
Two years ago Garison Fitch traveled through time and rewrote history. An accident in the eighteenth century created a whole new world, and even gave Garison a wife he had never met before. Now, he’s got a daughter and he’s coming to enjoy this world he created. Until he’s attacked by men masquerading as Indians, and a funeral procession from out of the past enlists his help, and a tree grows from sappling to full-grown in a matter of minutes, threatening his daughter’s very life. Time itself is unraveling and Garison’s trips through time seem to be the cause. Garison must go back in time once again and keep himself from making the original trip that started the problem. But he can’t use his time machine to go back. How does one sew up a rip in time?

 
 
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Lost Time
Jason Kerrigan and Brownwyn Dalmouth are pilots with the Republic of Texas Army Air Corps. A world war is going on and bombs have just brought an end to Crockett Air Field in south Texas. Jason and Bronwyn, though, are called away from the battle to be test pilots for a new aircraft that-they’re told-will bring the war to an end. The experimental craft lives up to expectations in early tests, but then it lands them somewhere it never should have sent them. Another place? Another time? Another dimension? Somehow, they’ve taken a trip to the future and changed the past. Or did they? The answer to their change of reality may be known to a Justice of the Peace in Colorado named Garison Fitch. To figure it out, though, Garison may have to team up with his least favorite person: Bat Garrett.
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Author Samuel Ben White

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Samuel Ben White (“Sam” to his friends) is the author of the national newspaper comic strip “Tuttle’s” (found at http://www.tuttles.net) and the on-line comic book “Burt & the I.L.S.” (found at http://www.destinyhelix.com). He is married and has two sons. He serves his community as both a minister at a small church and a chaplain with hospice. In addition to his time travel stories, Sam has also written and published detective novels, a western, three fantasy novels and four works of Christian fiction.
 
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Dreaming Of Summer Blog Hop

26 Nov

As an Arizonan by choice I do not dream of summer. I have it ALL year long, or at least the sunshine. But that didn’t stop me from signing up to participate in Dreaming Of Summer Blog Hop organized by Kathy @ I’m A Reader Not A Writer and helped this time by Me, My Shelf and I.

For this hop the one obligatory rule is to host a giveaway for summer/beach read. That simple. Wearing my swim suit, a ton of sunscreen and flip-flops off I went to the beach called Amazon browsing for books. And one of the first books that popped on my browser was… Vlad All Over.

It caught my attention because Vlad is a famous Romanian name (Vlad the Impaler) but also because, in reading its blurb it says the main heroine (an American schoolteacher) goes on a trip to… Romania, the land of Dracula. Wait a minute! I was born and raised in the land of Dracula (and no, I haven’t seen vampires growing up, in case you wondered…). Now with all these tidbits, I had to know more about the book and started reading it through the look inside feature (love Amazon for this!). Needless to say it’s on my TBR list and decided to assign it as the prize for this giveaway.

Based on Amazon Best Seller Rank this book lands at # 11 in Books which means it’s a winner. And the plot happens during summer vacation, which complies with the hop’s rule.

So, for your chance to win an electronic version of Vlad All Over all you have to do is FOLLOW THIS BLOG BY EMAIL by clicking on the button to the right called “Sign me up!” (atop all images) AND leave your answer to the question:

What was your favorite summer read this year?

Mine was The American Sniper by Chris Kyle.

Good luck!