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Cancelled Vows Book By Lauren Carr

Police Chief David O’Callaghan and Chelsea Adams’ wedding day is fast approaching. Unfortunately, at the last minute, David discovers that there is one small problem to be taken care of before he can tie the knot—divorce his first wife!

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Lauren Carr takes fans of the Mac Faraday mysteries to the Big Apple in this nail biting adventure. In Cancelled Vows, David, Mac, and Gnarly, too, rush to New York City to dissolve David’s marriage to an old girlfriend—and he’s got five days to get it done. When murder throws up a road block, it is up to David’s best man, Mac Faraday, and Gnarly, K9-in-waiting, to sort through the clues to get David to the church in time!

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

Each chapter is a heart thumping to read

Miss Lauren Carr did amazing job in this book Cancelled Vows. I LOVED how the cover is. It looks so pretty. It is more prettier when you read the book and found out the mystery.

Each chapter is a heart thumping to rad. There is never a dull moment when you read this author’s writing. I have been a new fan since I read my first book of her. Since then I am looking forward to read her writings.

I LOVED that there is a list of characters that help you who they are and what part they have in the story. It helps a lot and you are closer to solve the mystery.

Cancelled Vows teaches us unexpected problems. It also teaches us that LOVE is mysterious. Sometimes we solving a problem leads us to who we really are and why we CANCELLED VOWS to lead us to our true love.

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Author’s Bio:

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Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday and Lovers in Crime Mysteries and the Thorny Rose Mysteries. Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs (including the real live Gnarly!) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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Cancelled Vows

By Lauren Carr

Book Tour Interview Five – Career in Writing

  • Not only are you a best-selling author, but you are also a wife, mother to a teenager, and you have four dogs. Wow. How do you balance your time?

I don’t. If I didn’t have my husband, nothing would get done. He does the errands and grocery shopping, so that I am able to stay home.  The important thing is keeping on a schedule and planning out what deadlines have to be met. I’ll admit that half the time I don’t meet a deadline, but the important ones—like interviews—I do meet.

  • Do you write every day?

Yes, I do.  I always manage to squeeze in at least a couple of hours to work on a book. If I don’t have time to write during the actual day, I will write in the evening, after getting everything else that needs completed done.

  1. What do you think is hardest aspect of writing a book?

Timing. I write full time. However, even so, it is difficult because when I really get going at a certain spot in a storyline and the words are flowing freely, reality will come crashing in. My son gets home from school and I need to stop in the middle of a conversation. Or I’m in the middle of a pertinent scene or shootout and suddenly, it’s six o’clock in the evening, my family is threatening to faint from hunger, I’ve taken nothing out of the freezer to thaw for dinner and I have people bleeding out on the streets.

Seriously, not only is it frustrating, but it is those types of interruptions that can cause the type of mistakes in continuity that readers may pick up after the book is released. For example, in Kill and Run, in one scene, one reader noticed that Jessica sat down twice during a conversation without standing up before sitting down the second time.

I have no choice but to blame my family for picking up this nasty habit called eating. It wouldn’t be so bad if they knew how to cook.

  • Most budding writers struggle to finish writing a book, publish it, and gain a readership. What advice would you offer to them?

Gaining a readership does not happen overnight. It happens over time. In talking to budding writers, I find that an adjustment in attitude has a lot to do with it. Authors who I know are making money with their writing consider it a job—granted it is a job they love—but it is a job. They will work not just on writing their books, but they will be online promoting it every single day—even when it’s not fun and they would rather be writing a sexy love scene—even when they feel like they aren’t getting anywhere—they will continue plugging away at it. Writers who break through will pursue book promotion ideas, read blogs, talk to other writers to find out what works and what doesn’t work to expand their readership—even when they would rather be writing—all because they know it is part of their job.

  • How far out do you plan your books and plots?  That is, do you already have the main idea for several coming books in each series, or do you try not to do that?

After years, I now finally have a system. I am usually thinking about the next book while working on the current one. By the time I send the current book off to the editor, I am ready to start writing the next book.

The most important thing with every one of my books is the murder mystery—the case the characters are working on. The subplot of what goes on with the characters is secondary—surprisingly that is very often dictated by the case. For example, in Kill and Run, the book starts out with Cameron’s inability to handle weddings and funerals. However, because of what happens with the murder case, she has a major breakthrough and her character ended up growing in the end.

But then also, I am working on books that just aren’t quite there yet—simply because I don’t have the plot worked out yet. I’ve had one Mac Faraday Mystery in mind for well over a year and just recently had a break through on the plot. That will be my November release, Murder for the Holidays.

  • Do you ever get writer’s block? Doesn’t sound like it.

Actually, I have had writer’s block. Between drafts of It’s Murder, My Son, the first Mac Faraday Mystery, I spent a year staring at my laptop. I was completely frozen.

At that time, I had left my publisher because they did not have a paperback division. It is very hard to sell a $26 hardback when you’re an unknown. Ebooks were still being discovered back in 2010. Getting rejection after rejection, my search for a publisher specializing in mass paperbacks was going nowhere.

After a full year of staring at my laptop, I threw up my hands and walked away. I actually announced to my family that I was giving up writing for good. I spent the next month doing volunteer work, going to lunch, and working out at the gym.

Suddenly, I was back at the laptop rewriting It’s Murder, My Son. Of course, my family reminded me that I had said I was giving up writing for good, to which I responded that I was going to return to writing, but this time, I was going to self-publish. If my books sold—fine. If not, that was okay because I was going to write what I wanted to write and for no one else.

Ironically, a month later I received an offer from a traditional publisher. I turned them down. It’s Murder, My Son has been one of my most popular books, making it to #1 in mysteries on Amazon.

Since that time, I have never had any trouble writing—except for that time Gnarly drooled all over my laptop and it shorted out.

What was the secret to getting over writers block?

American poet William Stafford offers this advice to poets who suffer from Writer’s Block: “There is no such thing as writer’s block for writers whose standards are low enough.”

This sounds terrible at first. “What? I’m supposed to write junk? I need to write the great American Novel! I’m better than that!” No, Stafford is not encouraging writers to produce garbage. He is suggesting, however, that it’s easy to take yourself too seriously.

When I walked away, when I stopped trying to impress literary agents and publishers and decided to write what I want for myself, my writers block went away. Still, sixteen books later, I write what I want to write.

  • What project are you working on now?

Right now I’m working on Killer in the Band, the Lovers in Crime mystery coming out at the end of April, readers will get to know more about Joshua Thornton Jr (J.J.), Murphy’s identical twin brother. J.J. has graduated at the top of his class from law school and is returning home to spend the summer studying for the bar exam. However, to the Thornton’s shock and dismay, J.J. decides to move in with Suellen Russell, a lovely widow twice his age. The move brings long buried tensions between the father and son to the surface. When a brutal killer strikes, the father and son must set all differences aside to solve the crime before J.J. ends up in the crosshairs of a murderer.

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Voice Of The Spirit Book By Charlotte Raine

Tobias and Lauren have been together for four months since the end of Do You Want to Play. They’ve found rhythm in their relationship, but that rhythm comes to an abrupt stop when a body is found nailed to a cross inside Pious Church.

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As they dig through possible suspects—from religious fanatics to resentful Satanists—they also find themselves reexamining their relationship, trying to figure out if two people with opposite beliefs can stay together. As time begins to run out for their kidnapped singer and the murders begin to pile up, they will have to find a way to resurrect what they had doubted and sacrifice what they had believed.​

​As they dig through possible suspects—from religious fanatics to resentful Satanists—they also find themselves reexamining their relationship, trying to figure out if two people with opposite beliefs can stay together. As time begins to run out for their kidnapped singer and the murders begin to pile up, they will have to find a way to resurrect what they had doubted and sacrifice what they had believed.​

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Author’s Bio:

Charlotte Raine is a best selling suspense author. Charlotte gets inspiration for her writing from the scenic mountains around her home near Vail, Colorado.

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When she is not writing you will find her after a long day of skiing at one of the many lodges in Vail. She will most likely be next to a warm fire, drinking a glass of wine and telling stories.

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Playing Catch Book By Rachelle Ayala

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On the field and off the field, bartender Jeanine Jewell plays, collecting one-night stands like baseball cards. She doesn’t need a man, except to curl her toes and make her scream. She’s learned the hard way that the one who cares more is the one who gets hurt—and the last thing she can handle is getting hurt, or having anyone discover her shameful secret.

Scoring women is easy for catcher Kirk Kennedy—they don’t call him “Catch and Release” for nothing. He never goes back for a repeat performance. Being traded to a new city is an opportunity for new adventures—until he runs into Jeanine and she refuses to go home with him.

Intrigued, Kirk is determined to catch the elusive blonde and keep her to himself. When he proposes a wingman to wingwoman friends without benefits relationship, he’s surprised she accepts.

The no benefits clause soon falls by the wayside when neither Jeanine or Kirk can resist their explosive chemistry together. But despite the sparks between the sheets, they both refuse to acknowledge they’re anything more than friends.

Everything changes when Kirk discovers his past is the one Jeanine is hiding from.

Trigger Warning: The heroine was sexually abused by her foster father and has flashbacks.

I rated this book 5*****’s

The best book of Ms. Rachelle Ayala yet for me

Kirk and Jeanine stories will blown you away. Playing Catch is the best book of Ms. Rachelle Ayala for me. It is next to my first favorite book of her Hidden Under Her Heart.

This book is so intense. It is twisted and so amazing. Will two broken souls healed the power of love? I read this book in a day. I cannot put it down. It deals with a topic that is unfortunately happening to our society especially with young girls. Reading this book especially Jeanine’s story remind me of a situation while I worked in an orphanage.

The story feels so real to me. It gives me goosebumps. I was also scared. It reminds me of my situation when I was little. This book is an eye-opening. It is so good. Miss Rachelle Ayala did fantastic in this book. I am so glad that Kirk and Jeanine has a happy ending. These two deserved each other’s love. Their desire is insatiable. It is also a beautiful book about friendship.

What a perfect book to deal with difficult situations in our community and family. This book deserves more than five-star rating to me. You will be amaze.

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I received the electronic copy of the book to review. All my thoughts and opinions are 100% honestly mine. 

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“A truly extraordinary story that fearlessly demonstrates the transforming power and the breathless wonder that love can bring to a life in need.” – Amber on Goodreads

“I couldn’t put down this serious story about love overcoming all.” – Chantel on Goodreads

About the author
Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling Asian American author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.

Rachelle is the founder of an online writing group, Romance in a Month, an active member of the California Writer’s Club, Fremont Chapter, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has won awards in multicultural and historical romance.

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Shivers & Signposts Book By Len Richman

Shivers & Signposts: The Journey Continues is Len Richman’s second exploration of a life measured out by a distinct rhythm of his own devising. Picking up where his first memoir, Raindrops Glimpses Moments: An Unconventional Memoir of an Unplanned Journey, left off, Richman shows in Shivers & Signposts that he still has much to do, and much to say.

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Richman attacks life with uncommon vigour. Never motionless, he moves forwards – and sometimes backwards – suffusing each manoeuvre with unique energy…vitality and constant evolution.

Shivers at the thought of growing old, of becoming stale…occasional alienation and loneliness, Richman, is driven onwards by “a pressing need to redefine and redirect his innermost self”, a self that he continually re-evaluates through the lens of modern technology, literature, theatre and film.

These are the signposts that guide him through his fascinating quest for renewal of spirit and self…Let us hear his decisive commentary on modern social and cultural mores, his unapologetic tackling of issues from racism to materialism to present-day psychoanalysis. Let us listen to the music of Richman’s own Love Song, about the love of a life well-lived – and still well-worth living. Let us be challenged, through Richman’s examination of his own life, to ask of ourselves: How should we presume?

From the “Introduction” by Stuart Lubarsky, M.D.

I rated this book 4 ****’s 

Experienced taught us to be us

I LOVED to read real stories. There is something so special to learn more about the authors if the book is based in real story. Shivers & Signposts taught us experienced that the author shared about his past life and who become today. I always LOVED to learn the humble beginnings. It is uplifting to read and learn from their experienced.

This book is different from the books that I usually read but I still enjoyed my moment while reading Shivers & Signposts. It is a short story but full of knowledge that we can apply in our daily life. It is also gives us motivation to achieve our goals and dreams in life. This is one reason that I LOVED reading real story. I hope you get a chance to read this short but amazing book.

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Author’s Bio:

Len Richman has a long history with the Thomas More Institute of Montreal: student, course designer/ leader, Board of Directors member, and Chair of the Accreditation Committee.

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He holds a teaching certificate from McGill University’s MacDonald College; a B.A. from the University of Montreal (Literature); an M.A. in education from Concordia University (Outdoor Education), and a post-graduate Comprehensive Certificate from TMI (Culture and Identity Studies.)

Travel, work and field background continue in parts of Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, South Pacific, and Canada’s northern communities. An educator in the areas of literature, wilderness/ outdoor pursuits, adult learning programs, international and multi-cultural studies for decades, a “redirection” of interests after 60 resulted in his becoming engaged in the performing arts: acting, directing, producing and writing. He is presently associated with Quebec Drama Federation (QDF), Black Theatre Workshop (BTW), Advisory Board of Pointe Claire Library, English Language Arts Network (ELAN), Quebec Writers’ Federation (QDF), Playwrights’ Guild of Canada (PGC), and Alliance of Canadian Cinéma Télévision & Radio Artists (ACTRA).

Born, bred and residing in and around Montreal (his favourite city next to New York, Prague, Budapest, and Dawson City, Yukon), he and his wife have three sons who have provided almost “free entertainment” with six grandsons and two “bonus” granddaughters from six to twenty-six years of age. He hopes to maintain sharing his wondering and wandering from his previous book, Raindrops Glimpses Moments: An Unconventional Memoir of an Unplanned Journey, to the present Shivers and Signposts: The Journey Continues, and beyond.

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Interview with the author:

1: JESSICA: You state in your book that memoir writing “…is complicated with an array of motives, and has flourished from before and since the saints—Augustine, Theresa of Avila, Ignatius Loyola— to Rousseau to James Frey. The invention of the printing press heightened interest. Today, due to our culture of TV reality shows, blatant self-disclosure, the Internet, cell phone conversations and the blurring of, and disrespect for the privacy-public demarcation, the genre has become widespread, controversial, even confusing.”  Why then did you commit yourself to this genre?

LEN: Some of my readers mentioned to me that this second book seemed to be a sequel, something I never really thought about. In retrospect, referring to the book: “I know memoirs vary in styles—confessional, therapeutic, scandalous, instructional, humorous—the list covers the spectrum of humanity. Raindrops Glimpses Moments was written in my 60s for my grandchildren to give them in maturity a partial view of inheritance beyond the material. If other readers found it of interest, that’s okay.”

2: JESSICA: Understood.  Why then the second book less than a decade later?

LEN: I believe awareness of the ageing process became more, let us say, “urgent” since the first book.  And so, “Shivers & Signposts: The Journey Continues in this present decade has allowed me to observe ‘me’ in the two dimensional world of words on paper, travelling from heart and mind. And I know too that the ‘past’ is interpreted subjectively in the “eye” (memory) of the beholder. Nevertheless, whatever reconstruction has taken place, the tributaries that flowed into the river of my life, the concatenation of events were, are, valid and shape my reality. If readers find it of interest, that’s okay too.”

3: JESSICA:  Have you thought about a trilogy?

4: LEN:  I have to smile at that question since it was posed by two reviewers:
“Can we look forward to another account in five years?” And, “Has he finally confronted and conquered his dragons, thus freeing himself from embarking on another journey?” Several readers were curious about a third book as well.

5: JESSICA:  And your response?

6:  LEN: So far, I answer by asking the question, “At this point in my life, what more can I have to say?” And then I remember that Herman Wouk wrote his last book of fiction when 97, and at 100, just published a memoir. Who knows how much more of one’s journey remains? Carpe diem. Seize the day and go from there seems the best approach to measuring experience and productivity.

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Today mark my 14 year since I arrived in America

California (San Francisco) is my first port of entry. I was held in the immigration asking for one document. Good thing that I knowhow to answer that question. It was a 13 hours flight from Philippines (Manila) to San Francisco California. It was also my first international flight and no clue how long the fight and what to expect when I arrived in America.

I came with a K1 or fiancée visa. I have to stay until 90 days and go back to my country if I do not get married with my fiancée. Georgia (Atlanta) is my second US State and New York (Buffalo) my final destination. I still remember it was 34 degrees outside. It felt like you were inside the freezer. I left from 90 degrees weather and arrived to 34 degrees. It was indeed a shock to my body.

Life changes since then. One thing that will never change is, this girl will always stay humble and remembers where she comes from.

I have learned so much from the past 14 years. Being independent is one of them. You have to be strong, have faith in God to survive without your family helping you by your side. You have to learn how to fight and deal with circumstances. I have met some amazing friends and stay loyal to them. I become a bookworm that is for sure. Cheers to me and thank you America for welcoming me to your loving arms.

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Once Rose Fisher makes a decision, that’s it. End of story.

Like when her ex, Patrick, dumped her out of the blue, then showed up with a super hot, tatted up sex kitten on his arm. Then it was over for good. The end. Poof. Dead to her. Except he was everywhere — down the hall, at the bar with their friends, worming his way into her dreams.

But with their friends paired off, they’re left alone more and more. Rose is determined to keep him friendzoned — doesn’t matter that he stares at her with a smolder that drops all panties in a ten foot radius. She’s over him, and she’ll prove it by getting back into the dating game, Patrick be damned.

Patrick Evans is no stranger to consequences. When your mother walks out, your dad drifts away. When you leave home, you’re on your own. And when you run away from the girl you love, you lose her. He finally has an opportunity to rebuild the bridge he burned, and it’s not one he’ll take for granted. But he’ll have to fight for her, even if it hurts. Even if it means he’ll walk away brokenhearted. Because deep down, he knows that she’s it for him.

The trick will be to get her to admit she feels it too.

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Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife; even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Africa’s Big Five Wild Animals Book By Anna Othitis

Welcome to Angelic Airlines! Are you ready to take to the skies? Children come join us this time on a wild adventure with Captain Frankie on Angelic Airlines as we travel across the world to learn about, visit and see Africa’s Big “5” Wildlife Animals. Captain Frankie is waiting for you to book your ticket, safely stow your bags, and open your eyes to these amazing animals in the savannahs of Africa. Most of these beautiful animals are about to become Extinct. We have to save our Wildlife animals, this earth belongs to them as well. My First Travel Books. This is another one of Anna Othitis’s trip with Captain Frankie. Originally from Zimbabwe, Africa, her travels have taken her a far across the world.

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My summer babe and I both rated this book 5 *****’s 

The best safari adventures ever 

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My summer babe and I both loved, enjoyed reading this book. It is our second book that we both read from the author Ms.Anna Othitis. I let my summer babe read first and see what does she think of the book. I also read it after she finished reading the book. 

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She loves animals. There is no doubt that she will LOVED reading this story too. It gives her more information about the five wild animals mentioned in this book like elephant, lion, rhinos, buffalo and leopards. Captain Frankie is a very helpful pilot. Elia is the best tour guide while Angelic Airlines is the best airplane ever. You will learn so many amazing facts while reading this book. The best part is the question at the end of each chapters. It is like a homework in school.

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My summer babe and I highly recommends this book. If you love to fly and animals, this book is a must to read and enjoy your adventures with Africa’s Five Wild Animals.

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The best safari adventures ever and looking forward for more of Captain Frankie’s next adventure. We have not been to Africa but it is still in our families top of the bucket list.  

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“This would make a great present to give a child at any time of the year and is sure to give them hours of entertainment and get those minds thinking and asking questions which can lead to further exploration!” – review from Miki’s Hope

“Great for kids and their parents alike. Mine were enthralled! They leafed through this book again and again, marveling over the pictures, poring over the maps.” – review from Amazon

Book Excerpt
“Welcome aboard Angelic Airlines. This is your Captain Frankie, and I will be flying you to Africa’s Wildlife National Parks, the biggest being the Serengeti. We will visit, discover and learn about Africa’s “Big Five” Wild Animals.

Stow your bags overhead, take your seats and fasten your seat belts for our take off on a smooth flight together on this wondrous journey through Africa’s sunsets and sunrises—such colorful and flaming skies.

Into the plains and wilderness we go!

It is a lovely sunny day today and I hope you enjoy your flight.

Make yourselves comfortable, we have lots of healthy drinks and meals for you.

Oh, and children, do not forget to put on your safari clothes and special safari hats.”

My First Travel Books series 

 Book 1: My First Travel Book
Book 2: The Seven Natural Wonders Of The Earth
Book 3: The Seven Wonders of the World
Book 4: Africa’s Big Five Wild Animals

About the Author
Anna Othitis lived and was raised in the beautiful land and country of Zimbabwe, Africa (home will always be home. She left all of her life long memories, endless charity work and good people behind vowing that she will continue supporting the needy children in her land Zimbabwe, Africa and beyond. After traveling long and short distances from the East coast to the West coast twice she and her family eventually found their sense of belonging and final settling destination in New Jersey, USA.

Her husband George, sons Johnny, Elia and Frankie encouraged her to write her first children’s book titled “My First Travel Book”, inspired by Frankie (Captain Frankie), who is graduating from his Masters degree in Aeronautical Science and beginning his career as a professional pilot. Anna’s favorite saying is “Be Bold Be Brave”.

She was inspired to write her children’s books with a vision to link up the children Africa and of the world on Angelic Airlines to so many beautiful places of interest and popularity on our wonderful planet Earth with all its beautiful some natural and some man made creations and resources. One of the beautiful natural wonders featured in her books is in her birth land of Zimbabwe “The Mighty Victoria Falls” All of her books educate our children and widen their scope of interest in the amazing surroundings, creations and nature to appreciate and look after our environment for many generations still to come.

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Enshrine Book By Chelle Bliss

NEW STAND-ALONE NOVEL
by USA Today Bestselling Author, Chelle Bliss
Released on January 26th – LIVE

EVERYTHING CHANGED IN AN INSTANT.
I thought I knew what was important, but one phone call sent my life into a tailspin.
Alone and afraid, I cling to the one man I shouldn’t.
I was warned about him and told to stay away. “He’s dangerous,” they said.
But the man who could hurt me the most, gave me the greatest comfort.
“He’s not who they think,” I told myself.
But just like an illusion, things are never what they seem.

REVIEW

Love is contagious 

Enshrine is the most heart breaking book I ever read from Ms. Chelle Bliss. Prepare to sob, celebrate and fall in-love with Callie and Bruno’s love story. Please do not forget your Kleenex be ready. You WILL need them so badly.

Aside from the emotional story Enshrine is also a fun read to book. A family oriented family ties. It is also a very hot book. Prepare to cry, laugh and swoon. You have no choice but heels fall in-love with Bruno. This guy is one of a kind. Ms. Chelle, I wonder if he is real. 

Enshrine also is a very informative book about one of the deadly disease which is cancer. My eldest sister is a breast cancer survivor. This book enlightens me of what she has been through with chemo especially. This book is mind-blowing and open my eyes of the suffering she went through. I wish I was not half way around the world far from her when she had her treatment.

This is one of the sweetest book of Ms. Chelle Bliss. I am so privileged to read this amazing story of Callie and Bruno.

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BlissUSA Today Bestselling author, Chelle Bliss, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.

Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in history. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.

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All This Time Book Release Day by Mel Henry

Book: All This Time
Author: Mel Henry
Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Romance
Synopsis


Amicable could easily define Carly Cooper, so it’s only fitting that it should describe her divorce from detective Trey Foster, too. Between two career-driven people, marriage can be hard enough, but combined with fertility issues and constant loss, it just became too much for them to bear.
While sorting out her feelings about her broken marriage and seemingly broken body, she decides to move in with her lifelong best friend, Alejandro Cruz. Alex has been with Carly through all her triumphs as well as her low points, including the break-up with her first love, Josh McCarthy, whom Alex is still friends with.
Carly just wants to get to a point where she can get closure from all her relationships so she can succeed at one – just one that she can keep forever. Determined to help her do that, Alex invites Josh to their house for a “besties” get together weekend. Good food, good wine, and good conversation.
Fortunately for the three of them, closure is exactly what they all get, and for the first time in their lives, they can move forward. After all, Josh has really exciting news that he wants to share with his best friends: South Station Boyz are reuniting. With a new album, new videos, and even a new tour on the horizon, they invite Carly and Alejandro to join them and the Trainwreckz, the tongue-in-cheek nickname for their fans, on this crazy journey.
While trying to prove her closure to herself and others, she becomes quite enthralled with handsome group member (and band mate of Josh), Dave Butler. He returns the interest and sparks fly. Then, one unplanned, reckless night (something that goes against Carly’s very own DNA) in Miami derails all her hard work, possibly throwing everything into the wind.  As she tries to sort it out, she also battles to not lose the people she loves. Can what she’s done while under one drunken indulgence ruin everything she’s worked so hard to fix after all this time?

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

 

True love never fades

Carly and Josh were meant for each other. Their love for each other has been tested but true love never fades. Carly has been through a lot where no woman can imagine. She has multiple miscarriages and her marriage failed. Josh also marriage failed. Their path meets again after all those years when they have own lives away from each other.

All this time is very emotional book. It is very heart-breaking book. You will need a box of Kleenex with you when you read this beautiful book. It is also a funny book to read. There are many laugh out loud scenes that will make you giggle.

I never fall for a book characters like Carly and Josh. I yell at my Nook for them to unite and sparkle the fire that is hidden between these two. You will love Carly the most. This girl is very strong. She is an inspiration.

I cannot wait to read the second book. I really enjoyed reading this book. If you love to read second chances, this book is a must to read.

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I received n advance copy of the book to read. All my reviews is 100% honestly mine.

Author Bio


Mel Henry has been an avid reader since stealing her first Harlequin from her mom’s nightstand in second grade. Because some words were too big for her seven-year-old vocabulary, she took to writing her own stories (much to the relief of her teacher) and has been doing so ever since.
After having held various jobs in her life that brought her no satisfaction and only a piddly income, she decided to publish her first book. She figured being a starving artist instead of just starving sounded much more interesting. Being able to do it in her pajamas and no make-up are just perks to the job.

Living in Iowa with her husband and a couple of teenaged kids, Mel’s an avid cook (sometimes by choice), traveler (always by choice), and a hardcore warrior against chronic Lyme disease (definitely not by choice). She loves concerts, thunderstorms, and good coffee. She loathes conspiracy theories, egotistical people, and sushi.

She is currently collaborating with three other authors on a project, and has the foundation in place for her next series. In the meantime, you can find her current works on Amazon and other online booksellers.


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            I skimmed over the document in front of me and sighed. It read just as I wanted it to—my attorney had made sure of that. This didn’t make me feel any better, of course, but at least there hadn’t been an argument. My pen poised over the line above my name, I briefly considered what it meant once I signed.
            My marriage to Trey Foster was over.
            The last five years would be just another page in my history book. There were no children involved. My defunct body had guaranteed it, despite several attempts. Trey and I were relatively diplomatic about our separation. We split everything equally and overall, we were walking away unscathed. We had come to the decision to get divorced as easily as we’d come to the decision to get married in the first place. We approached it with logic and reason, each of us having our own views on why we thought our marriage failed, another miscarriage—earlier this year—being the final straw for us both. We’d mutually decided to end things before it got ugly. Hell, Trey and I hadn’t really fought the whole time we were married. It was only natural that we end it civilly, too.
            I scrawled my name on the line and took a deep breath. The documents stated that I would return to my maiden name once it was filed, so I took pause as I looked at my name signed as “Carlene Foster” for the last time. My heart felt heavy and I took a deep, shaky breath as it all sank in. I slowly slid the paper across the table and looked up at my soon-to-be-ex-husband. I offered a half-smile/half-frown—one of those “I shouldn’t smile, but I don’t want you to think I hate you” kind of expressions. We’d both become good at those over the last year or so. He returned the gesture as he picked up the pen and signed his own name. He looked over at me sadly then handed the paper to his attorney, who picked it up and went into the hallway to make duplicates before the clerk took it to the courthouse to be signed by the judge. My lawyer followed him out of the room, leaving Trey and me alone. The second hand ticked on the clock above the door.
            “We tried,” I said, breaking the silence.
            “We did.” He nodded in agreement, his lips flattening in a slight scowl.
            “I’m glad we can stay friends.”
            “Me, too,” he agreed.
            More silence. I picked at a snag on my skirt and stared at a smudge on the, otherwise shiny, board room table.
            “I’m sor—” he began.
            I held up my hand and shook my head. “No regrets, Trey. Remember? No regrets, no woulda-coulda-shouldas, no apologies. We agreed.”
            Trey and I had talked about our pending divorce for a couple of months and worked out all of the details ahead of time instead of paying our attorneys to create fights where none existed.
“I think it’s over, Trey,” I said softly as I picked at my dinner with my fork.
He looked up at me from over his wine glass, swallowing a mouthful of Riesling. He set the glass down and wiped his mouth. “It?”
“Us. This marriage. You and me. It’s over.”
He laid his napkin next to his plate and crossed his ankle over his knee, leaning back in his chair. He rested his chin on his fist and looked at me. Our eyes locked for what seemed like several minutes and he finally inhaled and nodded.
“I think you’re right.”
“I mean, it isn’t that I don’t love you. I do,” I started to argue.
“As I do you,” he agreed. “But you’re right, this just isn’t working.”
I nodded solemnly. “Do you think counseling would help?” I offered, though knowing in my heart it wouldn’t. Counseling wouldn’t bring back our lost babies. Or the tension brought to our bedroom with every miscarriage. You couldn’t relight a fire under cold embers. No amount of counseling could fix that.
He shrugged, “We could, but I don’t know that it would help.”
“It’s not like we haven’t tried. I mean, we have,” I reasoned.
“We’ve definitely tried.” And we really had. We took a trip to Hawaii in February for our anniversary. After the last miscarriage, in April, Trey made arrangements with a co-worker to borrow his cabin on Lake Michigan for a weekend. We went to New York for a week in June for his mother’s sixtieth birthday. We tried to scale back our work days and we purposely took weekends off with the intentions of spending them together.
All of it was futile, though. When you’re married to a cop, there is no such thing as time off. His cell phone rang non-stop and his hours were always long. If it wasn’t a case occupying his time, it was training or recertifying.
And I wasn’t blameless in the matter, either. My phone was constantly pinging with new emails from work, too. Photographic editors weren’t always as busy as I was, but when your boss was the female version of Hugh Hefner, you didn’t get to ignore emails. Besides, I loved my job with Beguile. We were two workaholics and I didn’t see that changing for either one of us any time soon.
“Maybe if we gave it a little more ti—”
            “Babygirl, we’ve been living like roommates for months,” he said. “How long do we really wanna pretend it’s gonna work? Let’s face it, there’s just nothing left anymore.”
            I’d spent so much time worrying about how hard he’d fight me on this that I wasn’t really prepared for his acquiescence. Tears I’d spent months shedding in solitude, rushed to my eyes; my face grew hot. I hoped for at least some small argument—something that told me I was wrong—that he did still believe in us and we just needed to work on it some more. His immediate agreement indicated otherwise, and that stung worse than admitting out loud that we had problems.
Ever the peacemaker, he stood and took my hand, pulling me to my feet. He wrapped his arms around me and rubbed my back as I let the tears spill.
                        We decided that he would keep our loft on Superior. It was only six blocks from his work and since I worked by the lake, it would make more sense for me to find a new place closer to the office. We’d bought our condo in 2007, when we relocated to Chicago from New York, and we both worked so much that it was mostly just a place to sleep and change clothes between meetings and travel. Trey insisted I stay as long as I needed to, in order to find a decent place. He felt there was no reason to stop being nice just because our marriage failed. I agreed but moved into the guest bedroom that night.
Our attorneys returned and handed us a copy of our divorce papers explaining they’d send us each a notarized copy of the finalized decree sometime in the coming week after the judge signed it.
            That was it.

            We shook our lawyers’ hands and turned, walking out of the meeting room together.


First Comes Love Book Release By Emily Goodwin

Feb 11 - Love26370157

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Synopsis
First comes love. 
Then comes marriage.
Then comes a—
Hold up. You’re joking right? As if life works off a neat little list like that, moving down, checking things off before jumping to the next task. We’re not married. We’re not lovers. Hell, we’re hardly even friends. Noah Wilson isn’t exactly “life partner” material, and he sure as hell isn’t “father material”. He’s my older brother’s best friend, and has been off limits, sworn off, locked in the highest tower and out of reach since we met over ten years ago. With his devilish good looks, tattoos, motorcycle, and trail of broken hearts and tears, I’ve had good reason to stay away from the bad boy my mother warned me about.
Until one night. One stupid, regrettable night that changed both of our lives forever. And now I only have nine months to decide our fate, to see if Noah’s rebel heart is capable of anything more than a one night stand.
This isn’t a love story. This is a life story. And life doesn’t go according to plan.

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

I wish all young adult men are like Noah

I wish when my sisters were pregnant at a very young ages, the men that screwed them were like Noah. This man is very responsible and willing to take the situations right. Though he grew up with imperfect parents, he wants to make everything right for his baby. I wish all young adult men are like Noah.

This book is one of the sweetest book I read this month. I LOVED every moment I read with each chapters. It is an eye-opening book to read. I am sure than many young adults can relate to this book and situations.

The book is very emotional. Noah will blow your mind away. You cannot judge him just the way he looks. This bad boy has more to him than his looks. I admire him so much.  

The book will teach you to achieve your dreams and not giving up because of that situation you are. The best lesson is to drink responsibly. 

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I received an ARC of the book in exchange for my honest review. 

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Emily
Emily Goodwin is the author of the twice banned dark romance, STAY, as well as over a dozen other titles. Emily writes all types of romance, from love stories set in the zombie apocalypse to contemporary romances taking place on a western horse ranch. Emily lives in Indiana with her husband, children, and many pets, including a German Shepherd named Vader. When she isn’t writing, Emily can be found riding her horses, designing and making costumes, and sitting outside with a good book.
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