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iRead book tour The Schwarschild Radius by Gustavo Florentin

Book Synopses:

Rachel, an 18-year-old Columbia University student descends into the netherworld of runaways and predators to find her sister, Olivia, who has suddenly disappeared. After getting a job in a strip joint where Olivia worked, then doing private shows in the homes of rich clients, Rachel discovers that Olivia has been abducted by a killer who auctions the deaths of young girls in an eBay of agony. As she closes in on the killer who has taken Olivia, Rachel becomes his next target.

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I know that when I read the synopsis of this book THE SCHWARZSCHILD RADIUS by Gustavo Florentin I would be emotional. This book is nerve-racking knowing that I have a little girl. I watch news of girls being abducted and sell for a sex slave. I am sick to my stomach and pray that it will never happen to me or to my relatives.

This book is very good. It is an eye opener. Any sister would do anything to save their little sister blood or adopted. Rachel is willing to risk her life to save her younger sister Olivia’s life. I know that once I started reading this book, there is no doubt that I cannot put it down. I even spent sleepless night because I want to finish the book and know the conclusion. There are times that I need to stop reading and just breathe. I even check my kids make sure they are sound sleeping especially my little girl.

I highly recommend this book. I rate it as a 5 *****’s. It is because the author did a fantastic job Life is too short.  This book teaches us lessons to spend always time with our family.

Author’s Bio:

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Gustavo Florentin was born in Queens, New York and received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of New York. He spent a decade in the defense industry working on the F-14 fighter jet and classified electronics projects. After the fall of the Soviet Union, many thought America wouldn’t need weapons anymore, so while others waited for the peace dividend, he moved on to the financial sector in New York where he is currently a network engineer. His passions include violin, travel to exotic places and exploring worldwide conspiracies. He lives in New Jersey where he is working on his third novel. His thriller, In the Talons of the Condor, won the following awards:

WUACADEMIA–Prix d’Or Best Novel
The Verb First Chapter Contest–First Prize
Mount Arrowsmith Best Novel 4th place
The Writing Show–Second Prize best first chapter of a novel.
Second Prize–16th Annual International Latino Book Awards

Connect with Gustavo: Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter

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Jessica Interview

Q: When did you know you wanted to be an author?

GF: I?ve been writing since I was 8 years old.

Q: Where did you get the inspiration for The Schwarzschild Radius?

GF:The Schwarzschild Radius had its genesis decades ago when I attended the Bronx High School of Science. I met so many brilliant young people there and a few years later I thought it would be a good idea to write a story about some geniuses who solve a mystery using their wits.

Q: What is your editing process like?

GF: I edit everyday what I wrote the day before. Once I finish a draft, I take a week off to get some distance between me and the book, then proceed with the next draft. When think I have all the scenes written, I go back and start cutting, running spell-checker and looking for passive writing as opposed to active writing. I do a search on ?of? and ?was? to find weak sentences and cut or rewrite them in the active voice. I?m getting better at this but writers are not natural editors, any more than the other way around.

Q: What was the most challenging part of writing this book?

GF: Making it believable, which is the greatest challenge of writing an amateur sleuth. It?s a lot easier when your protagonist is ex-Special Forces. But how do you write a story where an eighteen-year old, 110-pound girl prevails against a psychotic mass murderer?

Q: Did you set any writing goals for 2014? Did you accomplish them?

GF: My goal every year was to get published and in 2014 it finally happened. I had the added bonus of winning Second Place in the 2014 Latino Book Awards with my self-published thriller, In the Talons of the Condor.

Q: What are your writing goals for 2015?

GF: To successfully market The Schwarzschild Radius and to make a major dent in my next thriller.

Q: Are you working on something at the moment?

GF: Yes, I?m writing a conspiracy political thriller. It?s a far cry from The Schwarzschild Radius, and the good news is that my protagonist is ex-Special Forces. LOL

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Thank you Author Alexandra 1 for the signed swags from UK with Love

Author Alexandra 1 is one of my new favorite author. She writes very sexy and steamy stories. She is an erotica author which is my favorite genre to read aside from suspense or mystery. I also love contemporary romance, the dirtier the better. I have no shame but I love reading this kind of books.

 Thank you Author Alexandra 1 for the swags from UK with Love

Thank you Author Alexandra 1 for the swags from UK with Love

I already read three of her books Flash Burn Series, The Collar of Freedom and her new book The Collar of Sacrifice. I have them in my Nook. I also bought the paperbacks. I hope that someday I can meet her and make her sign my books. This girl can dream, right?

I love the postcard and the signed bookmarks

I love the postcard and the signed bookmarks

I am very happy and blessed that Author Alexandra 1 sent me a signed swags. There is one postcard and signed bookmarks.

The signed bookmarks looks so beautiful with my paperbacks

The signed bookmarks looks so beautiful with my paperbacks

I really like them all. I want to say thank you so much Author Alexandra 1 for your kindness. I am very grateful.

Cover Reveal – Promise Me (Alexa Reed #3) by Hilary Wynne

Title: Promise Me
Series: Alexa Reed #3
Author: Hilary Wynne
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: February 17, 2015
It’s the romance novel you’ve been waiting for: Book three in the Alexa Reed series by Amazon bestselling author Hilary Wynne.
Alexa Reed finally has it all: a new lease on life, a bright future with the man of her dreams, a job she loves, and a great group of friends. She believes in her own happiness again.
Is it too good to last?
Alexa’s bliss is short-lived when an unexpected situation threatens the love she and Julian share. Suddenly, she has to choose whether to STAY and HOLD ON, or run.
The pain is too much. She runs. She runs away from Julian and from a life she can no longer be a part of.
But love is never that simple and an unusual twist of fate leads them back to each other … although everything is different.
They’ve changed.
Julian struggles to trust Alexa. She has a secret that threatens to ruin their fragile relationship. Alexa knows she has to tell Julian the truth, even if it destroys any chance of happiness.
They say love conquers all, but can it conquer betrayal from someone who has promised to love you forever?
Praise for Hold On (Book 2 of the Alexa Reed series)
Sometimes you can be so damaged that nothing can heal the destruction that has been caused your soul. But then sometimes if you are really blessed you will be given a second chance and that is what this installment of Alexa’s life is all about. While reading this book your emotions will run rampant with what ifs and why nots! The feelings that you experience as you read this story make an unforgettable impression on your heart and will not be easily forgotten. – Twin Sisters Rockin’ Book Reviews
Hilary Wynne has completely blown me away yet again! This series has quickly become a favorite of mine. I became emotionally attached to these characters in book 1 “Stay”. This book was no different. In this book I cried a lot, got so frustrated and then said WTF. Hilary hits you with a twist you don’t see coming. – Eye Candy Bookstore

We’re walking to our table in the back when I feel a strong arm reach around my waist and pull me back a little. I know it’s Julian by the way he smells and the feel of his chest against my back. My pulse quickens. I try to turn around, but he holds me tightly against him and whispers in my ear.

“I’m not sure I approve of this dress in my restaurant. I just watched a few men choke on their food when you walked by. Not to mention you’ve made several ladies very unhappy. It doesn’t leave much to the imagination, mi amor. Es un poquito corto, no?”

I can feel the heat from his body against my back. I can also feel him harden. I grab his hand and spin around so I’m facing him. I put my lips to his ear and whisper back. “I guess it wouldn’t be a good idea to tell you I’m not wearing any panties, would it?”

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Have you ever woken up one day and said, “Today’s the day I’m going to do (insert thing here)?” Well, I did, and the result is my first novel, Stay. I always thought of myself as a decent writer, and then a trip down memory lane through my ninth grade book of poetry confirmed it. I realize that I have always had a romantic side and a way with words. With support from my husband and kids (and an unspoken agreement to leave me alone for a few hours every night), I embarked on this incredible writing journey.
I’m originally from sunny Southern California and spent my summers in South Florida. I attended college at FSU and received my Masters in New Mexico. I finally settled in the Washington, DC area. My happy place has always been anywhere near the water.
When I’m not writing, I help run a business with my husband, watch an inordinate amount of sports (my kids play something 365 days a year), indulge my competitive spirit on the tennis court, and spend time with my awesome family and friends.
I am an avid reader, but find my characters feel neglected when I hang out with other author’s characters for too long. When I do read, historical fiction is my favorite genre. I love traveling and experiencing different cultures, places, and times.
I feel so blessed that my love of books inspired me to finally do something that I forgot I had always dreamed about doing.
My someday has arrived!
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I love listening to Meghan Trainor Close Your Eyes song

I bought Meghan Trainor‘s Title new CD sometime this month. My summer babe also loves her music, First we both like All About The Bass. I love that song because it is a perfect song for work out. My daughter loves the song Lips Are Movin.

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My favorite is Close Your Eyes. You can sing along if you would like. I really love this song so very much. It makes me cry. You can listen below and tell me if it does not break your heart.

Have you listened to any of Meghan Trainor’s song? What is your favorite?

iRead The Metabolism Solution by Lisa Lynn Book Tour

Book Synopsis:

Are you ready to lose 1 pound a day? Have you tried every weight loss plan under the sun? Don’t give up in frustration; The Metabolism Solution will make it faster and easier. What makes The Metabolism Solution different? It will teach you how to safely harness the power of your metabolism to lose weight and melt belly fat fast. You will learn the right way to work out to boost your metabolism with the best part being seeing results the first day after your first 30-minute workout. You will learn how to address your weight loss and fitness issues from the inside out, allowing you to focus on what created the weight gain in the beginning and how to correct those issues. Do you love delicious food? You’ll adore Lisa Lynn’s 100 irresistibly delicious fat blasting recipes. The Metabolism Solution is the perfect roadmap for not only transforming your body, but changing your whole life.

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I love reading this book The Metabolism Solution by Lisa Lynn. Gone are the days when my body is lean and trim especially now that I am a mother of two kids. I used to weigh 88 pounds almost 13 years ago when I first arrived in America. Now I gain weight and my friends think that I still look skinny but my husband disagree. I cannot blame my husband. America has many fast foods to choose from. I missed going to the wet market in the Philippines and buy organic vegetables, fruits, fresh meat and fish. Living in America is hard especially for Asian women like me. Most of my Asian friends gain weight.I do not like dieting. I want to eat all the foods that I am craving for but not just junk foods. I am so happy that finally my help arrived through this book. I enjoy reading this book. It is full of health and informative tips and solutions on how to gain your body back. I especially love the recipe especially that I am not a good cook. I love the tips that Ms. Lisa Lynn shared. I hope that woman who struggle with their weight will grab this book and start reading .I am sure that they will get the help they really wanted. Determination is key to lose weight too. You have to stay focus. I highly recommend this book. I wish I could give more like 5 ****’s.

Author’s Bio:

CELEBRITY FITNESS AND NUTRITION EXPERT LISA LYNN has devoted nearly three decades of her career to personal training, specializing in metabolic weight loss and performance nutrition. Coupled with her vast experience in the field of fitness and nutrition she has earned four educational certificates from the International Sports and Sciences Association’s Professional Division including: Certified Fitness Trainer, Specialist in Performance Nutrition, Fitness Therapy and Elite Trainer.

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Lynn’s years of research in metabolic boosting and performance nutrition resulted in the development of herLeaner Lifestyle DVD Series, specifically designed to promote healthy fat loss by boosting the most sluggish and stubborn metabolisms. She is best known for her 13 years as MARTHA STEWART’s personal trainer who has said, “Lisa is the only trainer that made a difference.” Lynn is also a regular go-to nutrition and fitness expert on THE DR. OZ SHOW appearing in two of his highest rated episodes. Major media outlets frequently call upon her for her expertise in fitness and nutrition. Lynn maintains a diverse portfolio of clientele including professional bodybuilders, models, actors, CEOs and real-world people throughout the country.

What People Are Saying About The Metabolism Solution
by Lisa Lynn

 

I get hundreds of emails every day from people, including people who work in the weight loss field, who are losing weight for the first time in their life telling me they learned so much by reading The Metabolism Solution. My story helped them realize that everything they were doing was all wrong! Even doctors have stopped me in stores and said they never thought about why a 5 ft female with a slow metabolism can eat the same serving size as a 6 ft male with a fast metabolism. People have lost the weight they have carried around for an entire lifetime after learning which foods boost metabolism and which foods slow our metabolism, and no one is living in the gym. Doctors are happy and I’ve had many people who had weight loss surgery—only to gain all of the weight back—tell me that they lost weight with my program and wished they had tried this program before they had surgery. 

I never get tired of recurring emails from people who share their stories with me along with before and after photos. To be honest, I’m still flabbergasted when I see such a drastic change from the inside out! They radiate happiness!

Lisa just released her award winning book The Metabolism Solution that has helped thousands of people lose weight and reach their fitness goals. Available

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Connect with Lisa: Website  ~  Facebook  ~ Twitter  ~  Pinterest  ~  Youtube Channel

Where to buy the book:

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Disclosure:

I received the book for free from iReadBookTours . I did not receive any compensation.

I bought this dress on Ebay

It has been awhile since I buy clothing on Ebay. The last time I bought were DVD movies. They were old movies of Dakota Johnson, one of the beautiful stars in the movie Fifty Shades of Grey with Jamie Dornan.

My hubby decided that he wants to go with me in the movie theater to watch Fifty Shades of Grey. It is like our date. It has been awhile since we watch movie together at the theater. I cannot wait and am very excited.

The movie is on the 12th of February, and it is eight t night. We ask my in-laws if they could watch their grand kids. We are not used to drop our kids. The last time they baby sit our son was when I gave birth to my daughter. She is eight years old now. They said they do not mind. We are grateful for that.

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I bought this dress on Ebay. I love to wear dress. I cannot wait to receive this dress. It is also new with tag which is awesome. I bought it for a total of $8.28 which includes shipping. I think I get the greatest deal here.

I cannot wait to look sexy for my husband. I hope we will have a great time together. I cannot wait for this movie. Please hurry February 12th and let the fun begins.

How about you? Do you go out on a date with your husband?

iRead Aoléon The Martian Girl Part 1 by Brent LeVasseur Book Tour

Book Description:

Crop circles magically appear in Farmer Johnson’s field. A mysterious light sweeps over the night sky and awakens Farmer Johnson and Gilbert, the boy next door.

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Curious, Gilbert ventures out to discover the source of the light and stumbles into a beautiful Martian girl sitting in a crop circle. Farmer Johnson also investigates the strange light, and thinking that Gilbert and Aoléon are vandals, he chases them. But they sprint to Aoléon’s saucer and escape only to be pursued by the U.S. Air Force.

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Gilbert has never been attacked by swarms of giant killer robots. Never met strange aliens from other worlds. Never skyboarded across a megalopolis hidden deep inside an extinct volcano. Never trekked across a vast Martian desert. And never been eaten alive by a gigantic slor (well, almost never, unless you count Billy the fat bully at school).

And luckily, he has never ever confronted an evil ruler of Mars bent on conquering the Earth to steal its cows.

Never…until now!

This may be the adventure Gilbert always wished for.

If only he can survive.

 

I rate this book with a 5 *****’s.

This book reminds me of my brother in-law who loves telescope and study stars. This is a fun book to read. It is perfect for any kids that love Science Fiction. It is a book about believing yourself. I loved all the illustrations from this book. It looks so crystal clear. My hats off to the author. He did an awesome job.

This book is short but full of fun and adventure moments. I laughed many times while reading it. I cannot wait for my kids for them to read and enjoy this story. It gives us ideas on how alien lives. Aoleon is full of energy. She is one beautiful alien too. I cannot wait to read for the second book. I cannot wait for Aoleon and Gilbert next adventure on how to fulfill a mission to save their planet from bad aliens. I hope Aoleon can bing the bad aliens down now that Gilbert is her to help too. I highly recommend this book.

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About​  the Author:

Mr. LeVasseur enjoys crafting good stories based on lovable characters designed to translate well to multiple media formats such as books, games, movies, and toys. He lives in New York when he is not commuting between Southern California and Olympus Mons, Mars. His hobbies include writing, 3D animation, musical composition, and intergalactic space travel. He also enjoys various sports such as skiing, running, and exospheric skydiving.

Connect with Brent:   Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Aoléon: The Martian Girl 

 

 

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Murder in Paradise by Deborah Brown book tour

Welcome to the Florida Keys! Get ready to go on vacation and lose yourself in this action packed read.

Overlooking the waters of the Biscayne Bay sits a mansion where all hell has broken loose.

Madison Westin has found herself and her bombshell best friend, Fabiana Merceau, caught up in deep trouble—yet again. This time, Fab is implicated as the only suspect in a high-profile double homicide on a beautiful private island. The girls have to act quickly and quietly, searching for a way to set the record straight and secure Fab’s freedom. Along the way, Madison must choose between two men, evade an ever-watchful mother, and dodge shady criminals as they try to solve a Murder in Paradise.

Murder in Paradise, is the fourth novel in Deborah Brown’s Paradise series, can be read as a stand alone book.

My first time to read Ms. Deborah Brown’s book and definitely not the last. Murder In Paradise will keep you chase the criminal who commits the murderer until the last page. It is a great book. The character’s name are unique except Madison.

The first page alone will keep your heart beats fast already. The adrenaline will keep you going as you go along reading each pages. This book deals anything from family problems, friendship, relationship and most especially a typical crime that is happening in our neighborhood. This book is funny too which is even delightful to solve the mystery as you turn each chapters.

Suspense is my next favorite genre aside from contemporary romance.  I love the thrill that gives me. I rate this book a 5 *****’s and cannot wait for the next book of this series.

Available to buy from…..

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“The series is addictive, hot, fun, can’t-put-em-down reads.”

“Great as stand-alone reads, but they’re like chips…you won’t be able to devour just one!”

“Reminds me of Sin City: everyone leads a double life, women pack handguns, all have secrets, and nothing is wholesome.”

Read an Excerpt here

About the Author

I’ve been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; writing poetry, short stories, a romance novel secretly stashed under the bed and sappy love letters. Fiction should be fun. I wanted to create the perfect beach book, to make the reader laugh, cry and cheer… and then run out and tell their friends about it.

My love of reading began when I was seven, the day I opened the cover of my first Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book. Mrs. P gave lessons to other children in how to behave and to me I learned to love the written word. I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

Find Deborah on the following sites…..

Website   Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest   Google+   Goodreads

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I donated my hair

The last time I had a long hair was last month. It was the party after Christmas with some of my Filipino American friends and their blended families and friends. I know that my hubby wants me to have a short hair. He thinks I look beautiful with short hair.

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I went to SuperCuts to have my hair cut. Surprisingly the saloon is not busy. They take care of me right away. The hair dresser is very friendly. I told her that I will donate my hair. She measured it and took eight inches for my hair to donate. I wanted to donate ten inches longer but she said my hair will be very short. We agreed on the eight inches long instead.

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The transaction is free. It is my first time to donate my hair in the SuperCuts but I did tried it to two different saloons. I cannot accept the free transaction. I know that her job is not easy. I gave her $10 instead as a tip. She then gave me list of business where I can send my hair and donate it. I picked the one that is in Florida.

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Do I miss my long hair? Yes sometimes but I think it will take me awhile to get used of my new short hair.

How about you? Have you try donating your hair?

Chelle Bliss Uncover Me Blog Tour

 

TourBannerUncover Me – Men of Inked #4

Synopsis:

I lost track of my life.

Spiraling down the rabbit hole, I lost myself and became one of them. Living undercover within the MC, the days bled together as I became absorbed in a life of excess and violence.

Becoming consumed was easy.

Was I Thomas Gallo, good guy and respected cop or Blue, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Sun Devils MC?

Before, I could answer with certainty. But now, there’s a darkness that has settled deep in my soul, fusing with my heart and altering my reality forever.

The road I’ve traveled has been paved with danger, death, and deception.

Roxanne grew up as part of the MC, a victim of her birth. Her life has been treacherous, setting her on a course of torment and destruction.

When our worlds collide, secrets are revealed. Trying to save us from damnation, I fight for redemption and the woman I love.

I rate this book a 5 *****’s. I love Thomas and his possessiveness for Roxy.  Finally Thomas is uncovered and exposed. I love him and his possessiveness for Roxy. Thomas is a hot man just like the rest of the Gallo. This is a very good book to read with suspense and sexy steamy scenes. It shows how the Gallo family remain supportive despite not seeing Thomas for a long time. Ms. Chelle Bliss never disappoint her readers. She did it again with flying colors just like the rest of the Men Inked series. You should clicked it if you haven’t and you will not be disappointed.

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About the Author:

BlissUSA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss is an American author
who writes stories about real-life scenarios with fantasy Alpha males. Her works include humor as well as steamy sex.
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