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Looking for Guest Posts

I will be busy from September on, welcoming the arrival of a new family member. It is an exciting time, but it is also a trying one, everyone knows babies have their own schedule. 

Hence, I am looking for authors or whoever interested in promoting their work

Excerpts

Guest Post

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all are welcome.

I know I am not the biggest and fanciest reviewer, but I do really need your help. I promise to share your post as often as I can via tweeter and Facebook. I wish that I can still read and review books when I am nursing a newborn, but experience tells me that it is close to improbable. Luckily my mom will be helping me through this transition, and I might still be able to post things, just not write them.

I am sorry that I will not be available to read any new work, but if you do not mind being a little late, I will get around it later… like maybe once this baby decides to sleep longer during the night… *haha* I know some of you are laughing at me know, but one can really hope right?

Requirements:

  1. Guest Posts must be your own original work, please cite other sources if you do use them.

  2. The post is yours, I am just a host who is happy to have you here.

  3. Be sure to provide links to your own author page, bio pictures and anything you like, please be family friendly.

  4. I cannot afford to pay you or guarantee anything from audiences to increased sales. 

  5. Please edit your own work =) I can help find small errors, and correct them when I do. But sleep deprivation probably mean that I will miss things. 

I Wish My Teacher Knew

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I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids
Author: Kyle Schwartz
Genre: non- fiction, education
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN-13: 978-0738219141
Book received from: Publisher via Netgalley

I have received the book in exchange for an honest opinion, this will not change my viewpoint regarding the book.

I wish my teacher new was an assignment thought up by third grade teacher and author Kyle Schwartz, the answers were not all published, except tear- jerking ones. But the revelation from the assignment should spark a new fear for our future generations, I am not talking about just American school system, even though the book is written based on U. S. statistics. The truth is, a lot of countries are having the same problem, a lot of developed countries, First World countries where these problems should not exist. 

First of all, the author discusses poverty, unstable environment and lack of teacher support and its impact on student life. We talked about it, how being hungry makes it hard to concentrate, kids from lower socioeconomic classes tend to do badly in studies etc, but the author takes it one step closer: suggesting how to make a change to help. From a welcome pack to acknowledge a new student to a food closet where kids could take food without being judged, a gesture that means a lot to young souls.

When you read those notes, you would realize how badly we are failing, or have failed our future. This is not just a simple assignment: to find out what students what the adults to know. You can attack the thought of asking the student to fill in the blanks. Honestly, he was just trying to understand his charge better. Knowing that your student is homeless, starving or is being abused is no laughing matter, but what are you doing to do about it?

I Wish My Teacher Knew is a book everyone who care about our future should read, it highlights a lot of sore points in the education system. Worse of all, it highlights society’s hidden problem, and we should work to solve it quickly. These children are the pillars of our future, and if we screw up their education, what will become of the future?

I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids


One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill–in–the–blank in this sentence: ?I wish my teacher
knew _____.” The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous, others were heartbreaking–all were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realities their students face in order to create an open, safe and supportive place in the classroom. When Schwartz shared her experience online, #IWishMyTeacherKnew became an immediate worldwide viral phenomenon. Schwartz’s book tells the story of #IWishMyTeacherKnew, including many students’ emotional and insightful responses, and ultimately provides an invaluable guide for teachers, parents, and communities.
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Melody’s Key

Melody’s Key
Author: Dallas Coryell
Genre: Young adult, romance

I was given this book in exchange for a fair review, it will not affect my honest opinion.

Tegan Lockwood and her family are trying to struggle through a tough time, running a bed and breakfast type holiday house that serves many people during the holidays. From the beginning, there is no trouble understanding the tough times, and Tegan is happy to sacrifice herself for her family.

When Mason Keane turns up at their doorstep, Tegan’s life is turned upside down. Mason Keane, famous rock-star, Tegan expects to find a jerk full of hot air, while Mason thinks everyone is out to get a piece of him. The distrust is obvious, and entertaining. In small town of Lymington, there is not many places you can run when you want to hide. 

In between the interactions of characters, there are letters from the past, a snippet of romance that would warm your heart. Tegan finds some letters from her ancestors and discover some interesting facts, while trying to move forward in life as it goes on. As she and Mason communicates more, they find solace in each other’s company, turning it to a romance worth having.

Written by Dallas Coryell, a musician as well as an author, the book has parts that I can only imagine hearing. Both characters are musically talented, and the lyrics are lovely to read, almost like a poem you can sing to, I do wish to hear it one day. Melody’s Key is titled so for a reason, you would have to read it to find out why, it certainly is a suitable name.

A nice young adult romance story, a reminder to chase your dreams and do not be afraid to make mistakes. We are all young once, and life is about learning new things, even if they hurt. 

 Here is one of the songs in the story, probably my favorite on the list 😛

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“His eyes settled on her…piercing green embers of flame that revealed the ferocity of his pain and passion, yet still shrouded him under veils of ever deepening mystery that made every ounce of her ache to unravel him.” Tegan Lockwood’s dreams were dead, sacrificed on the noble altar of duty before they ever had a chance to live. Her entire existence was disappearing into the abyss of apathy as she labored her days away keeping her family’s struggling business alive. There would be no emotion, no color, no beauty in her life. That is, until a mysterious visitor begins to draw her out of the darkness of her past towards something that will challenge the boundaries of her world, and unlock the most deeply held secrets of her heart.
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The Summoned King

The Summoned King: Book One of The Kalymbrian Chronicles
Author: Dave Neuendorf
Series: Kalymbrian Chronicles #1
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Genre: Young adult, Fantasy

I was gifted The Summoned King in exchange for a fair review.

Indiana high school senior James Young is a promising young man who seems to be on track to a good successful life. A nap in the library had turned into the greatest adventure for James, when he was transported to Kalymbria. Ever the cool head, James quickly adapts into his new environment, becoming the Summoned King of Kalymbria.

It is a place where magic exists, and Kings are summoned to help pass laws or do puppet king duties. King James is quickly married to Julia Roper, a commoner chosen to be his queen. Things get interesting quickly, because James is full of ideologies about equality and fairness, and starts to challenge the Council.

Yes, the book has a few characters, but only a handful who makes it to the main cast, Maynard the wizard is one that I find annoying, while Julia’s a girl who seems to appeal to me with her sharp mind. James’ adventure is fraught with danger, and his determination only gets stronger as powerful people sought to end his rule before it begins.

The book is aimed at young adults who likes to imagine themselves in James’ shoes, changing the world with courage, and not be afraid to try new things. The Summoned King is a good start to the Kalymbrian chronicles, and will be a good story to start. It will be interesting to see the direction the new King takes Kalymbrian people to, hopefully it does not end with sadness and war.

Discussion topics with young adults after reading:
1. the law and equality
2. What would you have done differently
3. Why are people resistant to his new rules?

 

The Summoned King: Book One of The Kalymbrian Chronicles


Indiana high school senior James Madison Young might best be described as a Renaissance man: intelligent, of good character, well educated, and full of passionate interests in everything from Krav Maga to robotics. One evening he falls asleep while studying at the library. He wakes to find himself in another world, filled with magic, danger, and romance. He has been summoned by court wizard Maynard to be the king of Kalymbria. Forced into marriage with the beautiful and magically powerful yet untrained Julia Roper for his queen, he must restore the lapsed Constitution in the face of opposition from a hostile Council of Advisors, and defend his new country from the evil machinations of the wizard Ruinga and her allied kingdom of Venicka. Rediscovering the lost art of enchantment may provide him with a powerful edge in his quest, if he can survive the assassins and conspiracies arrayed against him.
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New Desire Release Day

Today is the release day for New Desires by Melody Anne! We are so excited to share this great new contemporary romance from Melody with you! Grab your copy today!!

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About New Desires:

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Elena is free for the first time she can remember. But what does that mean?

Trying to forge a new path, Elena knows that Mary is gone forever, but she doesn’t know what to do with her new freedom. That is until she meets a person who changes her life once again, someone who will show her a new path.

She is suddenly emerged into a whole new world that takes her to places she never knew existed and that lead her to something unimaginable. This new discovery is what sets her free. The problem with freedom though, is that some people aren’t capable of handling it.

 

Find out the choices Elena makes in the conclusion to the Becoming Elena Series.

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About Melody Anne:

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NYT and USA Today Best Selling Author Melody Anne has written the popular series: Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a Young Adult Series; Midnight Fire, Midnight Moon and Midnight Storm – The Apocalypse along with her new, traditionaly published, Unexpected Heroes Series and the newest release “Stolen Innocence,” the first book in her new Becoming Elena Series.

As an aspiring author, she wrote for years, then published in 2011, finding her true calling, and a love of writing nonstop. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in business, she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen and the corporate world.

When Melody isn’t writing, she cultivates strong bonds with her family and enjoys time spent with them as well as her friends, and beloved pets. A country girl at heart, she loves the small town and strong community she lives in and is involved in many community projects.

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Catch Up On the Series

Stolen Innocence:

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Glit: Sin Never Sleeps Release Day

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Today we are celebrating the release of GILT: SIN NEVER SLEEPS by Geneva Lee. GILT: Sin Never Sleeps is a young adult suspense title, that is the second book in the GILT series. Be sure to check out Geneva Lee’s facebook page today for an incredible contest you will not want to miss.

 

 

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On the heels of a brutal attack, Emma Southerly finds herself swept away to Palm Springs, but she can’t run from trouble, especially when it has a habit of chasing her down. A mysterious stranger is posting incriminating photos of the less-than-upstanding citizens of Belle Mère, but is it a friendly game or something more sinister?

When Jameson West breaks his bail and tracks her down, he delivers more bad news. Emma’s landed on the suspect list. No one knows who killed Nathaniel West, but now there are two suspects, two investigations, and two people with every reason to turn on one another. Someone in Belle Mère is a murderer—someone closer to both of them than they could ever imagine—and unless they stick together, they might find themselves falling into a trap instead of falling in love.

Because when the cards are dealt, everyone might lose.

“Gilt is positively dirty, deadly, and delectable. Romeo and Juliet meets Pretty Little Liars in this unputdownable new series! Must read!” KA Linde, USA Today bestselling author

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Geneva Lee is the New York Times, USA Today, and Internationally bestselling author of the Royals Saga. She likes writing steamy scenes almost as much as imagining crazy ways to torture her characters. Geneva travels frequently, never says no to champagne, and spends more time with fictional people than living, breathing ones. She lives her husband and two children.

 

 

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Frightfully Ever After

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Frightfully Ever After
Author: Nick DeWolf
Publisher: Fey Publishing 
Genre: fantasy, thriller
ASIN: B00YJHGBSA

Frightfully Ever After was given to me for a fair review.

I was apprehensive at first, because this is not your normal fantasy rewrites, there are no indication of which characters chosen, except that the main character is not from any fairy tale stories. It is a relief, the originality of it.

There are two annoying characters: Mary and Gayl are fairy godmothers, bound to serve those with royal blood only. The story begins with a dark introduction, a war between Light and Dark, and how these two eventually end up in living things.

The story turns to Anastasia, a girl who has been kept by a vicious man called Sabre, who knew was using her. Slowly, the plot thickens as the characters’ role spins out of hand, revealing the war that has been brewing underneath.

So, in a world where witches, goblins and all fairy tale creatures are real and alive, Anastasia has to accept the fact that she is special, but how special? Fortunately there are good people from Grimm Inc. who specializes in dealing with fantasy creatures, here to help a confused girl find her place in the world.

 Frightfully Ever After has a subtle message that there is a battle inside everyone of us, and sometimes it is tempting and easier to give into the dark side, because it feels good to have power. In the end, even though it is a constant battle, people choose to be good despite the struggle, because to be good is to embrace the Light inside.

As the story weaves between a thriller and creepy action, Frightfully Ever After has humor, suspense and a lot fighting. This is a book that has something for everyone. Definitely worth recommending to fantasy buffs who are interested in reading about magical beings. 

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“Do you know what the difference is between a fairy godmother and a witch?”

“What?”

“Not a goddamn thing.”

Fairies and dragons are real, and live alongside giants, goblins and trolls. Fairy godmothers exist. The woodsman, that one from the story books? Yeah, he’s real too. They’re all out there, living in the world, right under your nose.

But they’re not alone. There’s another side to the coin. Witches are real. Monsters are real. Things that slither through shadows and bite at your skin are real.

The big bad wolf is very real.

And poor Anastasia – she was born with magical royal blood. She should have been a princess, but grew up under the thumb of a vicious crime boss. She’s lived a life of pain, fear, and violence. In a desperate attempt to get away, she will find herself surrounded by all those things she thought never existed.

Good, bad, and evil.

FRIGHTFULLY EVER AFTER is a slow burn urban fantasy with guns, horror, sex, and monsters. People get hurt. People get killed. People get eaten. And only the toughest get to live Happily Ever After.

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Holly Woods Files

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hwfmaybeboxsetThe first four books in the Holly Woods Files romantic mystery series by New York Times Bestseller, Emma Hart.

 One sassy private eye. One sexy, stubborn detective. One loyal best friend. One crazy Italian grandmother. One over-protective family.

Cupcakes. Tension. Sex…

 And murder.

 Welcome to Holly Woods, Texas. You’ll never look at a small town the same way again…

 

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By day, NeDSC_9249w York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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Lady Midnight

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Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Dark Artifices 1
Genre: YA, Action
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

This is the third series from Cassandra Clare, it all started with the Mortal Instruments, but you still need to read Infernal Devices series before you can relate to all the characters in The Dark Artifices story. Cassandra Clare has released the books in specific order to allow readers to connect with the characters, even though the time line is a bit wonky in perspective.

After waiting for a few weeks,  I finally got a copy from the library, 20160702_185940.jpg

This series starts and focuses on the Blackthorn family, particularly Julian Blackthorn but in eyes of his parabatai Emma Carstairs. Parabatai is shadowhunter world for partner, which is a special bond between two people who will be fighting side by side battling demons and Downworlders. If none of this makes sense, you definitely need to go back to Mortal Instruments series, where the terms are better explained.

In this series, some terms are no longer being explained, it is simply assumed that you know who Downworlders are, or where is Alicante and Idris, things like that. It also assumes that you know who is who, particularly those who have been appearing a lot in previous books. Don’t say I did not warn you.

Emma is looking for her parent’s murder, after they turned up dead during a battle with the villain from Mortal Instruments (can’t spoil it for some now, can we?). The Blackthorns are licking their wounds from their losses around that time too, it has been five years since the Great Battle, and people are still picking up the pieces.

Cassandra Clare is a master of complicated situations, just when you thought it can’t get any worse, there is a demon to help make it so. I truly enjoyed a different view, and definitely liking the conflict between the Clave and the Blackthorn family. The Clave’s motto is The Law is Hard, But it is the Law, while Blackthorn’s are Bad Law, No Law. Clearly the two do not see eye to eye in many things.

But, Emma comes to realize that some rules are there for a reason, would she willingly break some of them for her family, or would she make the hard choices?

Apparently there are only two books in the series, but it is already a captivating series worthy of Shadowhunter fans.

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Buried and Shadowed

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About BURIED AND SHADOWED

The Branded Packs Series from NYT Bestselling Authors Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan continues with two dark and heated shifter romances…

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Gibson Barton knows his Pack is on the verge of something they will never be able to prepare for: a chance at freedom. Yet when he’s finally able to open his eyes to what might be his fate, it could be too late.

As a submissive wolf of her Pack, Mandy Calhoun has always only watched Gibson from afar. Because of her fears, she hasn’t let her intentions toward him—or the other in her sights—be known.

Oliver Dare is the Foreseer of the Ursine Pack, and knows with each vision, his death is that much closer. Yet he cannot see his own future—or that of the two wolves who have been thrust into his path.

There is danger lurking in the den, and as the three learn to process their emotions and navigate their temptations, they’ll have to fight for something they never knew they had—or sacrifice it all for a purpose far greater than their own destinies.

Shadowed

Sinclair, Alpha of the Unseen Pack, is determined to destroy the Shifter Accommodation Unit. He understands that his people will never be free until the truth is revealed and their enemies are brought out of the shadows and exposed to the public. Unfortunately, the human female who has been secretly working with him has disappeared, and his priorities must shift slightly. He’s resolved to track her down, and not just because she has the information he needs.

Mira Reese isn’t stupid. She’s painfully aware that the sexy shifter she’s been working with has been using her fascination for him to gain access to the CDC computer system. But that doesn’t stop her from helping Sinclair. Not when it allows her to be close to him. But after the CDC kidnaps her, she realizes that this isn’t a game. She’s a potential savior for the future of the shifters—and perhaps especially the loner wolf who stirs her passions.

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About Carrie Ann Ryan

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.

Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.

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About Alexandra Ivy

Alexandra Ivy graduated from Truman University with a degree in theatre before deciding she preferred to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She started her career writing traditional regencies before moving into the world of paranormal with her USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestselling series The Guardians of Eternity. Now she writes a wide variety of genres that include paranormal, erotica, and romantic suspense.

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Gibson nodded before turning and heading out of the house. If he didn’t go now, he was afraid he wouldn’t leave at all. His wolf rode him, and yet he knew it wasn’t just his beast. He wanted them both as a man also, and he knew he would have them soon. There was no denying that. Not anymore.

He’d pushed himself away from anything that might bring him comfort, might bring him pleasure for so long, and now that he’d had a taste of what he could have, he knew he couldn’t let go.

Not now. Maybe not ever.