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Friday, July 29, 2016

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Book Review-Best In Show (Mina's Adventures Book 6)-Maria Grazia Swan

Thursday, July 28, 2016

I really enjoyed "A Cat to Die For" the 5th in this series by Maria Grazia Swan (see my review here). And I will be reading the first 4 in this series!! I quickly said YES when asked to read this one.

Mina is a character that most of us can relate to. Her always seems to be missing boyfriend drives her to distraction--as does her partner in her Furry Friends Foundation, a no-kill shelter for rescued cats and dogs. She seems to always get involved in trouble with a capital T and this time ended up in the hospital!! Meanwhile a Best in Show cat was left to board at the shelter--but there seems to be a problem. Will everything get resolved? And who is that strange man that dropped off the kitty anyway?

I really think you will enjoy this clean but mad cap cozy. If you haven't read any of this author's books I suggest you start. I was glad that I read Book 5 before Book 6--there is a continuation here of sorts-although you could read it as a stand alone.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Mina Calvi, Italian transplant to Southern California, thinks her love life might finally come together, just as her professional life has. Her Furry Friends Foundation, a no-kill shelter for rescued cats and dogs, is a success, and Mina hopes she may find a loving forever home for her-self, in the arms of Diego Moran, her elusive, frustratingly mysterious, on again-off again, lover.

When a seemingly innocent night out with friends lands Mina in a hospital bed and Diego undercover, and not the covers Mina wants him to be under, Mina has to draw on all her new-found maturity, and all her supportive friends for strength.

Meanwhile, a Best in Show cat takes up residence at the Ritzy Cats B&B, Mina’s other venture, setting Mina on the trail of a suspicious character who might not have the cat's best interests at heart.

Add a Matchmaker to the Stars, a temperamental Italian chef and the usual menagerie of people and pets, stir it all up and you have an entertaining, hard to put down romantic tale of suspense.

Read a Chapter or Two Here

Purchase the Book Here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

I love to hear from my readers. mgsweb1@gmail.com thank you

National Bestselling author Maria Grazia Swan was born in Italy, but this rolling stone has definitely gathered no moss. She lived in Belgium, France, Germany, in beautiful Orange County, California where she raised her family, and is currently at home in Phoenix, Arizona--but stay tuned for weekly updates of Where in the World is Maria Grazia Swan?

As a young girl, her vivid imagination predestined her to be a writer. She won her first literary award at the age of fourteen while living in Belgium. As a young woman Maria returned to Italy to design for--ooh-la-la--haute couture. Once in the U.S. and after years of concentrating on family, she tackled real estate. These days her time is devoted to her deepest passions: writing and helping people find happiness.

Maria loves travel, opera, good books, hiking, and intelligent movies (if she can find one, that is). When asked about her idea of a perfect evening, she favors stimulating conversation, Northern Italian food and perfectly chilled Prosecco--but then, who doesn't?

Maria has written short stories for anthologies, articles for high profile magazines and numerous blogs tackling love and life.

Authors Website

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Sharing The Love of Books (and Audio Books) Linky-Pre-Orders New Releases Free Books Bargain Books

Sharing the Love of Books

Enjoy our selection of New Releases / Free & Bargain Books this week

Authors please feel free to add your own books

Readers please free to add your own finds

(any genre except erotica welcome)

This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs...


 Life as Leels | IrishdaisylovesRomance | Book Babble | All Romance Reader


It's My Side of Life | Celticlady's Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures 


Beck Valley BooksA Library of Reviews | Cinnamon Hollow Reviews


Miki's Hope | Nicki's Nook


Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance | Mother Distracted | Colorimetry | The Ultimate Fan Blog


Totally Addicted to Reading | 3 Partners in Shopping | Angie's Angle I Creat Purty Thangs | Wishful Endings


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(Strictly no Erotica please.  Steamy romance is fine but watch those covers people, in case any underage child is viewing it!)

Here is this weeks awesome selection!

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Book Review-Quantum Lens-Douglas E. Richards

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I don't know whether I want to say Yikes or Wow to this technothriller. One thing for certain--I will be thinking about this book for many years to come. The author does tell you at the end which technologies are already here-or close to it--and which are imaginary (at least for now). It delves into (if only briefly) several of humanities ageless questions. The one I have been stuck on for many years (how does a single egg cell multiply into an entire human being) is not answered in here unfortunately--we may never know. The use of hypnosis, which can actually be proved by me, is only as effective as the willingness of the the person to accept it. I was hypnotized to stop eating chocolate at one time--unbeknownst to me someone asked the hypnotist to get me to stop smoking at the same time. I stopped eating chocolate to the extent I had been---I never did stop smoking! As this book points out--the sub conscience rules more of our behavior then people realize!

Douglas E. Richards has never failed to write a book that I didn't thoroughly enjoy and that didn't get me thinking!!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

A mind-blowing new technothriller from the NY Times bestselling author of WIRED

Omar Haddad is a brutal jihadist in Syria who appears to be invulnerable and capable of supernatural feats. But is Haddad divine, as he claims? Is he a gifted magician? Or is he making use of a stunning scientific breakthrough? And what, exactly, is keeping him from unleashing the global apocalypse he's so eager to bring about?

Brennan Craft, a quirky quantum physics genius, has the answers, and the US military is desperate to capture him. But when Craft risks everything to recruit a Black Ops researcher named Alyssa Aronson, it becomes clear he's playing a treacherous game of his own.

Hunted by both the military and Haddad, Craft and Alyssa race to find a way to keep the unstoppable jihadist in check. But there may not be any way. And Alyssa soon fears that Craft is becoming an even bigger threat to the world than Omar Haddad . . .

Quantum Lens is a smart, roller-coaster-ride of a thriller, packed with intriguing ideas that readers will be contemplating long after they've read the last page.

"Richards is a tremendous new talent" (Stephen Coonts) who can "keep you turning the pages all night long" (Douglas Preston)

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Douglas E. Richards has been widely praised for his ability to weave action, suspense, and science into riveting novels that brilliantly straddle the thriller and science fiction genres. He is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, THE CURE, and six critically acclaimed middle-grade adventures enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

A former biotech executive, Richards earned a BS in microbiology from the Ohio State University, a master's degree in genetic engineering from the University of Wisconsin (where he engineered mutant viruses now named after him), and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

In recognition of his work, Richards was selected to be a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee and Ray Bradbury. He has written numerous feature articles for the award-winning magazine, National Geographic KIDS -- some having appeared in a dozen languages in as many as sixteen countries -- as well as essays for the BBC, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Earth & Sky, Today's Parent, and many others.

The author currently lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, two children, and two dogs.

Near Future Science Fiction Thrillers by Douglas E. Richards
WIRED (Wired 1), AMPED (Wired 2)
MIND'S EYE (Nick Hall 1), BRAINWEB (Nick Hall 2)

Kids Science Fiction Thrillers (9 and up, enjoyed by kids and adults alike)
TRAPPED (Prometheus Project 1), CAPTURED (Prometheus Project 2), STRANDED (Prometheus Project 3)

You can friend Richards on Facebook at Douglas E. Richards Author, and write to him at doug@san.rr.com
Author's Website
Facebook Fan Page

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$175 Amazon GIFT CARD GA-1-US-DROPPRICE-Ends 8/6

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Dropprice $175 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.

Dropprice $175 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

In today’s promotion for the Beatrix Kid Backpack, it started out at $52.00 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates.

Dropprice $175 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free!

What parent (or anyone else for that matter) couldn't use a $175.00 Amazon Gift Card. I know I could put it to good use! I I were a parent I would certainly be looking into purchasing (at the lowest price possible) that adorable Beatrix Kid Backpack! Dropprice is one site I know I will be keeping in mind for gifts.

Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $175 Amazon gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.


Giveaway: Win a $175 Amazon Gift Card

All you have to do is help moms drop the price of this Backpack and you will be entered to win a $175 Amazon gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!

This giveaway ends on 8/6/2016; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends.

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E-Book GA-3-WW-Murdered in Argentina-(Jack Trout Cozy Mystery)-Dianne Harman-Ends 8/16

Another winner from Dianne Harman!! And I was happy to see Cayo, that very smart cat featured once again! The Trouts, who we first met in Murder in Cuba (see my review here) are back again--this time at a fishing lodge in Argentina. Ray Martin had hired the Trouts to bring all those high up in his company on this fly fishing trip. Ray had a very valuable rod, flies and reel--could this be the reason he was murdered? And who did it? Will Jack's wife be able to figure this out? Read this very entertaining read to find out!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

From seven time Amazon All Star comes a new cozy mystery series!

What could go wrong at a world class fishing lodge in the charming town of San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina, home of gauchos, leather, and chocolate?

When Ray Martin, the wealthy owner of Moving Graphics, is murdered on a corporate fly fishing trip arranged by Jack Trout, Jack's wife, Carola, knows that if she doesn't solve the murder it could be the end of Jack's successful fishing business. She and Ray's wife, Lisa, along with some help from Cayo the cat, begin their search for the murderer.

When it becomes apparent that the small town's chief of police won't help, because he hates Americans, it's up to them to figure out who murdered Ray. Was it Mitch Graham, who made no pretense of the fact he was ready to take over the presidency of the company? Janelle Byers, the CFO who had been accused of embezzlement at her last job? Brad Dixon, who coveted Ray's antique Winston Fly rod, Hardy reel, and the early 20th century hand-tied flies? Pablo Varela, a local fishing guide whose wife desperately needed medical care they couldn't afford? Or even Ray's wife, Lisa?

As always plenty of good food and recipes. Enjoy!

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the Book Here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Dianne Harman draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught yoga and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and loves nothing more than cooking and playing with her new puppy, Kelly.

Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs. She is the author of three cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, and her newest, High Desert. Each of these books contains recipes from her travels. She is also the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series.

A number of books in her cozy mystery series have been designated by Amazon as All-Stars because of their sales, and Dianne has been named by Amazon seven times as one of their most popular authors.

She invites you to visit her web site at: www.dianneharman.com and sign up for her newletters. She ALWAYS has giveaways going on!! You may also visit her on Twitter: @DianneDHarman or email her at: dianne@dianneharman.com

Authors Website

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