Saturday, April 27, 2013

Beck Valley Books Presents: Traces of Kara by Melissa Foster


Kara Knight can't wait to leave her hometown for the promise of nursing school and a fresh start on her future--leaving behind an over protective mother, a broken heart and painful memories. However, twenty-five miles away, the twin she doesn't know exists is determined to be reunited with the sister he cannot forget.

Kara is abducted and thrown into her obsessive captor's delusional world. As the past she thought she knew unravels around her, Kara struggles to make sense of the memories that come creeping back, threatening her sanity and her safety. Meanwhile, Kara's mother races against time to save the daughter she fears she will lose when a long-held secret is revealed. The hours tick away as her captor plays out his plan--to take Kara with him into death at the exact moment of their birth, never to be separated again.

TRACES OF KARA is an action packed, pulse pounding psychological thriller/suspense novel that features a determined killer who slowly loses his grip on reality as his carefully detailed plan starts to fall apart and a heroine determined to move forward with her life who now must reconcile everything she believed to be true about her family with the reality of their tragic past.

From International bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster comes her newest pulse-pounding thriller and Kindle Bestseller (Amazon US & UK) 

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Let me tell you something ladies and gents! This book rocked my world! I was a mess! At first to be completely honest I thought it was going to be another normal mystery thriller and that I was going to be happy with it in the end but still a little let down. No way no how was Melissa Foster letting that happen! She had me up and down and on edge and calm and I could not put it down!

Here's what I am most excited about though.......There was a huge cliffhanger!!!! That could mean another book! That could mean a series! That could mean that I will be going nutso over Melissa Foster's books!!! I have already added her other books to my TBR list and I really really hope that Melissa hears my pleas when I beg her to write more books about Kara!!!! I need more!!! 

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About Melissa Foster
Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women's Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Cafe. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she's written for Calgary's Child Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Covet by JR Ward


My favorite thing about starting this site almost a year ago is definitely the amazing suggestions I have been getting from all of you, my fellow reviewers (Destiny & Jamie) and Beck Valley Books. I absolutely love working with all of you and I am so excited to be running this site and giving back to all of you with suggestions and reviews!

Last week I found myself without anything new to read. I immediately went through my TBR list and nothing was jumping out at me as a read me read me book. I will read them all eventually but I just didn't feel like any of them were what I should read right then and there.

I shot Destiny a message on Facebook and asked her for a suggestion and she asked me if I had read the Fallen Angel Series by JR. Ward. Now being a new fan of the "Warden" as she is lovingly referred, I went to my favorite site to find out what the first book was in the series.

The site Fantastic Fiction or www.fantasticfiction.co.uk has been a savior to me many times. I am one of those people that HATE reading books out of order so when a friend of mine told me about this site almost 10 years ago I felt like I had died and gone to heaven! I had finally found the site I was looking for! This site will tell you not only the books to series in order, but it will also show you EVERY single fiction book out there and when it came out or when it is coming out and give you blurbs on the books that have already had their back/inside covers released.

So I flew off to Fantastic Fiction and pulled up JR Ward and found the list of books in order for the Fallen Angel's series and immediately began reading Covet.

I had gotten these books about a year or so ago and for whatever reason I just never read them. Maybe I had others that were just more interesting at the time or I had a review for a book for Beck Valley Books or MVM that had to come first. For the life of me I can not understand why I didn't devour them as soon as they were acquired!

As soon as I began the first book and met Jim Heron and Vin diPietro I was in love! The book begins with Jim and his history as a member of Xcorps, a secret military branch that specializes in assassinations  He has left the group (against the rules) and ends up at a bar where he meets a woman and takes her back to his truck and has his hot hot way with her. He wakes up the next morning, goes to work as a contractor and gets distracted by the owner of the property and ends up being electrocuted and dies. My eyes could not believe what they were reading!!! What in the world is going on? Why would they introduce you to a character and then kill him off within the first 5% of the book? Where could they possibly go from here?

The answer was revealed right away. It just so happens that Jim is going to "save all of humanity" and will be returning to earth as an angel who has a mission. He must save 7 souls and if he does all of the souls that have been damned will be released and the world's humanity will be saved. If he fails all of the souls in heaven and hell will be damned and humanity lost.

That's all I can really say about it without giving a boat load away. (The "Ward-en" has a tendency to give so much in her books so reviewing them has been difficult without ruining major plot twists to my readers.) You will fall in love with their characters and their struggles, hate the bad guys or lady in this case, and root for the good guys to kick some ass!!!!

I will tell you this much. As a BDB (Black Dagger Brotherhood) fan, I was excited to see some of the same character's show up in these books too (it's also set in Caldwell, NY) BUT while the setting and some of the characters make cameo appearances, it is not the same so if you are looking for a second BDB series you are looking in the wrong place and shame on you because nothing can take the place of the brothers!!!! :)


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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Beck Valley Books Presents: Swallowtail by Sheri Meshal


 

Chicago wife, mother and finance executive Claire Cummings, arrives at work one morning to discover her friend Julia has embezzled millions and vanished. Blindsided and devastated by the betrayal, she’s sent home pending further investigation. Claire’s bizarre death the following day sends everyone reeling, guessing and looking for her in all the wrong places. In no time she's addicted to an enchanting menagerie of tricks and techniques for getting the living's attention, but most people are harder to reach than she'd ever dreamed and even harder to set free.

She was still a mother, a wife, a daughter and a friend... she'd move heaven and earth to keep it that way.

Sheri Meshal’s Swallowtail is a haunting story about life, love, loss and just how far we’ll go to control it all.

This debut from a thought-provoking new voice in fiction begs the question… what would you do if all the rules changed, and you were suddenly bestowed powers beyond your greatest imagination?

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Ok so I must first start out by saying this book was nothing like what I thought it was! I thought this was a crazy murder mystery and it turns out I was right but not really. I mean there was a death and it was a mystery to some of the main characters but as the reader you know what happened so the mystery was implied just not there. You begin this book thinking it would be all about the bank and the missing millions and you end up about 40 pages into the story not even caring about that part of the story at all! 

Now does that mean I didn't like the book? Absolutely not! I loved this book! So much so that I read it in about 3 days and I still had to cook, clean, and work 2 jobs all while wedding planning! This book couldn't have come at a better time. I started it after I had a strange back injury happen when I was napping. I don't know what I did in my sleep but not only did I still feel awful (I took the nap because I started to feel run down like I had a cold starting) but I also somehow managed to throw my back out so this book was my best friend during the daily doctor's appointments that I had to make and sit through. 

There is no better book to read when you want to forget the world than this one right here! Sheri Meshal's perspective on what happens after we die is one that I really loved. It wasn't your normal run of the mill you die you go to heaven the end. The way she had the main character's interact with her loved ones really moved me. To be completely honest I am not sure what I believe happens to us after we die and I love Meshal's take on such a controversial subject. 

If you dare to be open minded this should be on your TBR list for sure!!!! I give this one a 5 star rating. Pick it up but don't blame me when you can't put it down :) 




About the Author
Sheri Meshal spent most of her childhood on an old farm in Iowa. She is an author by day and chauffeur by night... for a tad bit longer. Swallowtail took over six years to write and was inspired by bizarre events which occurred shortly after her father's passing in 1998. Best friends, they'd engaged in countless conversations regarding the possibility of life after death and enjoyed sharing books on the subject years before he was diagnosed with lung cancer. After a myriad of unexplainable events, Sheri realized had she died first, she would've done everything in her power to get her father's attention and show him all the things she could do.

Her father had informed her that she was a writer long before she could begin to accept the possibility. In her heart, she knew he should've been the writer, and if she did possess any talent for it, it was due to his DNA. She began writing for both of them and often wondered if he helped her, as crucial research repeatedly found its way to her by the strangest means. When she met medium Jonathan Louis, he desperately tried to avoid a cliche topic. Exasperated, he finally gave in saying, "I don't want to say this. Whenever I do, the room goes crazy. Sometimes it just is what it is and nothing more, but what does it mean when I say the word butterfly to you?" Overcome with emotion, she confessed she'd written a novel titled Swallowtail about a dead woman communicating with her friends and family. He answered softly with a smile, "He helps you."








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Monday, April 15, 2013

GIVEAWAY!!!! Beck Valley Books Presents: Letter From Your Future by Brett L. Bowden


Our lives are changing.  Indeed they are always changing that is because we are always growing and in this respect the words growth and change are synonymous.  However something is happening now in which we are changing in a different way, another way.  We are changing energetically.  The planet we live on is changing energetically. And because of these energetic shifts new avenues of growth and awareness are now being given to us.

This book will help you to understand what is happening as we make our way through this energetic growth period.  Growth is not always easy and sometimes it comes in the form of illuminating circumstances and sometimes it comes in the form of tragic events that touch our lives.  Both offer benefits to the soul for expansion. 

Inside this book are instructional letters for Humanity, whispered into my consciousness. The Letters explain why certain events happen in our lives and on our planet. The book goes on to explain why some are here on earth at this time, but some of our loved ones may have moved on and are now gone. The Letters describe how life really works from their perspective in the spiritual realm and how one can use these instructions to rebuild their lives and their planet. The book talks of a unending love from our Creator and a unparalleled unity created out of love for one another. The Letters beautifully describe how to create our Heaven on Earth. 

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About the author


Brett L. Bowden is a metaphysician and spiritual channel for Divine wisdom. He works primarily through his guide Jaipur.  He was contacted in 2007 by his Spirit Guides and given valuable information to pass onto  the larger portion of Humanity.  The information given pertain to a rebuilding of the planet through the rebuilding of the person.





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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

GPS Your Best Life!!! GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

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GPS Your Best Life (Success Strategies): Charting Your Destination and Getting There in Style gives you simple, practical strategies, accompanied by down to earth assessment tools. This book will put you behind the wheel to guide you from figuring out what revs your engine and what’s blocking your view, and following your unique road map to your desired destination while learning to navigate the obstacles and road blocks along the way. 

The book helps you determine where you are now, and, through practical strategies and assessments, helps you clarify what you want in your personal and career life, and shows you how to expertly navigate through hidden fears and procrastination so as to get on the road to success now!

International Best-selling author and transformational speaker, Charmaine Hammond and Debra Kasowski, sought after world class speaker and Founder/CEO of The Millionaire Woman Club have joined forces to help you create the life you truly want to live.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

BDB: Lover At Last by JR Ward

This is the book I have been impatiently awaiting for! I have wanted to know what happens with the Quinn/Blay characters ever since they were introduced and now that I know I can honestly say it was worth the wait!!!!

If you haven't read the Black Dagger Brotherhood books I am going to tell you to walk away now. :) This is a big old SPOILER ALERT!!!

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Now that everyone has found their loves it was only right for these two hot hot hot men to find theirs too right? I was honestly a bit worried about how Ward was going to tackle a gay love story and how people were going to respond to it. I cruised the major sites like amazon and barnes and noble and read what everyone else had to say while i was awaiting my chance to read the book and make my own opinions.

I am the girl who re-reads a series (or at least the last couple of books) before she reads a new book to refresh myself. With the BDB series I pulled out the full collection starting with Beth and Wrath and ending with Tohrment and No'One! I had pre-ordered this newest installment as soon as I could so come midnight it was sitting on my Kindle app taunting me! I stuck to my guns though and didn't jump into it without reading the last sentence of the last book! Those were the hardest hours of my life! I didn't sleep because I was reading the books so quick so I could start my newest story!

Blay has always had a special space in my heart. He was always so kind and sweet and caring and repeatedly had his heart trampled by Quinn's playboy ways. Everytime he had to watch his best friend pick up a new faceless nameless girl at SumZero, everytime Quinn would be with Layla the Chosen, Blay would die a little inside and I would hurt for him.

Then in walks Saxton and I think YES! Someone for Blay finally!!! And yet I was still saddened because I knew that "Blaxton" could never be as hot and fullfilling as "Blinn" or "Quay". This book didn't disappoint in the slightest! I was so thrilled with the way things worked themselves out!

Now I am going to impatiently await the next book and wonder who it will be centered around...will it be Xcor and Layla? One of the shadows? The Scribe Virgin herself??? The suspense will kill me for the next year!!!!!

Have you read any of the books??? Have you read this one? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!!!

Happy Reading!!!



Tuesday, April 2, 2013

MVM: GPS Your Best Life Book Tour


 
GPS Your Best Life (Success Strategies): Charting Your Destination and Getting There in Style gives you simple, practical strategies, accompanied by down to earth assessment tools. This book will put you behind the wheel to guide you from figuring out what revs your engine and what’s blocking your view, and following your unique road map to your desired destination while learning to navigate the obstacles and road blocks along the way.

The book helps you determine where you are now, and, through practical strategies and assessments, helps you clarify what you want in your personal and career life, and shows you how to expertly navigate through hidden fears and procrastination so as to get on the road to success now!

International Best-selling author and transformational speaker, Charmaine Hammond and Debra Kasowski, sought after world class speaker and Founder/CEO of The Millionaire Woman Club have joined forces to help you create the life you truly want to live.

Wouldn't it be amazing if you could figure out your true calling so you could live you best life?

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When MVM (Mom's with Voices Media) member Sharon emailed me about this book I thought immediately "How is this book any different from any other self help book out there?" Well because MVM rarely if ever sends me down a bad path, I immediately signed up because I like a lot of people am at a crossroads in my life and I need some guidance.

Throughout the entire book Charmaine Hammond and Debra Kasowski have you do multiple assessments which allow you to figure out how to make decisions and what changes and directions you should move in to make those decisions. They start as early as page 6 with a full blown GPS Check Up Questionnaire.

If you find yourself at a crossroads this is definitely the book for you!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.



About the authors
Charmaine Hammond
Charmaine Hammond, is an international transformational speaker and is a #1 international best selling and award winning author of dog book On Toby's Terms, a book about Charmaine's dog which is currently in development to be a motion picture with Impact Motion Pictures, Toby The Pet Therapy Dog & His Hospital Friends, the next in the series, Be a Buddy Not a Bully as well as Toby and His Forever Family will be released early 2013. 

Charmaine is also a founding and board member of the Evolutionary Business Council, and host of three wildly popular radio shows. She also teaches and mentors authors on Your Book as a Business. www.hammondgroup.biz    www.ontobysterms.com  www.howtosellandmarketyourbook.com

Debra Kasowski
Debra Kasowski has a BSc in Nursing and has practiced nurs­ing for over seventeen years. She has combined her passion and love of helping people with her professional speaking career to inspire and help people transform their lives; she also leads several workshops and provides personal strategy coaching. She is the founder of the Millionaire Woman Club, a global community of women who are highly motivated and passionate about helping women become"rich from the inside out."

Debra is also a founding member of the Evolutionary Busi­ness Council and her newest book, "The Entrepreneurial Mom's Guide to Growing a Business, Raising a Family, and Creating a Life You Love! will be coming out in the spring of 2013. http://www.debrakasowski.com 

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