~BOOK SPOTLIGHT~QUANTUM -TOUCH 2.0 The New Human: Discovering and Becoming

 

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books (February 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583943641
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583943649

February 12, 2013

Quantum-Touch 2.0—The New Human endeavors to significantly enlarge the possibilities of what humans can be and do. In clear, step-by-step instructions, the reader will learn to easily demonstrate that human limits are as yet unknown.

Readers can learn to do healing on multiple people at once to reduce their pain in minutes, work on multiple conditions at once, help people shift their own beliefs with the use of energy, and work across time and space. Readers will even learn to safely and visibly adjust the posture of multiple people simultaneously without touching.

Science assumes that we are separate, and that our thoughts don’t affect the outer reality. This notion is something that each of us can now clearly demonstrate to be untrue.

The originator of the Quantum-Touch energy healing method and a popular workshop leader and speaker at conferences and holistic health institutes, Richard Gordon has been developing and refining Quantum-Touch since the publication of his best-selling Quantum-Touch: The Power to Heal. Gordon shares his discoveries in this new book, which takes Quantum-Touch to a far more powerful level.

To enrich the book with scientific insights and commentary, Gordon sought out coauthors Vickie Wickhorst, PhD, and Chris Duffield, PhD. As academics investigating the convergence of science, technology, and the power of the human energy field, Wickhorst and Duffield serve as perfect guides to help readers, even skeptical ones, uncover their own process of discovery.

This book is a must for all world travelers!

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About the Author

The founder of Quantum-Touch, Richard Gordon is a recognized pioneer in the field of energy healing and an internationally acclaimed speaker and workshop leader. Vickie Wickhorst, PhD, is a researcher, author, healer, and Quantum-Touch instructor. Chris Duffield, PhD, is a consulting intuitive savant and inventor with current academic affiliations at Stanford University and the University of Arizona. The author lives in Santa Monica, CA / Centennial, CO / Tucson, AZ.

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BOOK TOUR~ HISTORICAL ROMANCE~DARK PERSUASION BY VICKY HOPKINS….

MBA&M AND CBL BOOK TOURS PRESENTS….

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Genre is Historical Romance.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2934631.Vicki_Hopkins_awa_J_D_Burrows

dark-persuasionSynopsis:

Charlotte Gray couldn’t believe that anyone in high society would care to introduce her to potential suitors. After all, a cruel accident left her blind at the age of eight. However, Lady and Lord Rochester, her aristocratic neighbors, have taken a peculiar interest in her welfare and offer to hold a debutante ball in her honor.

Inexperienced in the ways of men and vulnerable to a fault, Charlotte begins to traverse the unfamiliar world of courtship. To her surprise, two brothers become rivals for her affections. One she favors because of his gregarious and flattering ways. The other she spurns due to his unappealing demeanor and desperate attempt to win her heart.

Pressured by her family and brokenhearted over the risqué conduct of her first choice, Charlotte is persuaded to accept Patrick Rochester’s proposal of marriage instead. Her surrender introduces her into the world of passion at the artful hands of a mysterious man. When the dark and alluring husband finally conquers her heart, a shocking secret about his true identity unfolds. As a result, Charlotte learns that love can be blind for everyone-even her.

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Bio Info:VICKY HOPKINS

Vicki started her writing career somewhat late in life, but can attest to the fact that it is never too late to follow your dreams. Her debut novel was released in 2009, and four books later and another on the way, she doesn’t think she will stop any time soon. Her usual genre is historical fiction/historical romance. However, she recently crossed the lines into contemporary romance under the pen name of J.D. Burrows, releasing “Conflicting Hearts.”  She’s been honored as an Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction: Romance category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News for “Dark Persuasion.”

With Russian blood on her father’s side and English on her mother’s, she blames her ancestors for the lethal combination in her genes that influence her stories. Tragedy and drama might be found between her pages, but she eventually gives her readers a happy ending.

She lives in the beautiful, but rainy, Pacific Northwest with a pesky cat who refuses to let her sleep in. Her hobbies include researching her English ancestry, traveling to England when she can afford it, and plotting her next book.

Links:

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~THE MAPMAKER’S WAR: A LEGEND~ BY RONLYN DOMINGUE,FEATURE AND GIVEAWAY…

The Mapmaker’s War
A Legend
By Ronlyn Domingue
Published by Atria Books
Hardcover: 240 pages
March 5, 2013; $23.00 US/$23.00 CAN; 9781451688887Description
This will be the map of your heart, old woman. In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom’s mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who live in peace, among great wealth. They claim to protect a mythic treasure, one connected to the creation of the world. When Aoife reports their existence to her kingdom, the community is targeted as a threat. Attempting to warn them of imminent danger, Aoife is exiled for treason and finds refuge among the very people who had been declared her enemy. With them, she begins a new life surrounded by kindness, equality, and cooperation. But within herself, Aoife has no peace. She cannot share the grief she feels for the home and children she left behind. She cannot bear the warrior scars of the man she comes to love. And when she gives birth to their gifted daughter, Aoife cannot avoid what the child forces her to confront about her past and its truth. On this most important of journeys, there is no map to guide her. In this tale — her autobiography — Aoife reveals her pain and joy, and ultimately her transformation.

The Mapmaker’s War is a mesmerizing, utterly original adventure about love and loss and the redemptive power of the human spirit. Watch for its epic sequel, The Chronicle of Secret Riven, in 2014.

 

 

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Prologue
By Ronlyn Domingue,
Author of The Mapmaker’s War: A Legend

This will be the map of your heart, old woman. You are forgetful of the everyday. | misplaced cup, missing clasp | Yet, you recall the long-ago with morning-after clarity. These stories you have told yourself before. Write them now. At last, tell the truth. Be sparse with nostalgia. Be wary of its tangents. Mark the moments of joy but understand that is not now your purpose. Return to the places where your heart was broken. Scars evidence harm done. Some wounds sealed with weak knits. They are open again. The time has come to close them.

Here, choose the point of entry. Any place, any time, right now and you have —

Your small finger in the hearth’s ashes. A line appears. You divide space.

Then there were twigs and broom bristles. Scratches and marks and lines until you had the control to create shape. Circle, triangle, square, said your older brother. Ciaran put the first nib under your thumb and first scrap of parchment beneath that. What you drew is missing in substance and memory. In its place, years apart, you transformed the circle into a tub. The triangle was a churn. The square became a table. You marked your spot with an X.

Aoife, said your brother, who taught you to draw a map?

The kitchen as it was when you were five. You could render space and suspend time.

You lived in a large cold house at the edge of a forest. The shady quiet lured, then hid, you. Wild child, said the nursemaid. Uncivilized, your mother declared when you returned home dirty with treasures. She tried and failed to tame you. Wait until I tell your father, said she. Next to his chair, you held your breath and your guard. He saw no harm in the fresh air and exercise. Good habit to start now because what man wants a fat wife? said your father. Indulgent, she called him. She stormed off on stout legs.

You had few ordinary interests as a girl. You didn’t dress your bronze hair, tend to dolls, or join petty quarrels. This perplexed your mother, who tried her best to create a being in her own image. You soon realized you had to give to take. When you were attentive to your morning girlhood duties, she fought less when you asked for afternoon freedom. You acquiesced to learn how to behave regardless of whether you intended to follow suit. The re­ward was worth the concession.

With meticulous care, you planned your provisions, though not your expeditions. Adventure wasn’t in the hunger to come but in the quest of what to follow. You packed your pouch | nuts and fruit, soft bread and hard cheese | along with parchment and ink, cloth scraps and straight edges.

You mapped the hidden worlds when you were still young enough to see them.

Spiderwebs and honeycombs taught the wisdom of symmetry. To you, everything before your eyes was built upon invisible lines and angles. The very spot where you stood only a point among many. A girl is not always in her place, you thought. A girl can be many places at once. And so you were. When you settled upon a space in the forest or meadow, you made a grid on the earth with small steps and tiny flags until there were row upon row of even little squares. You took your seat within the grid. You moved from square to square, noting what stood still and what passed by. All day long you observed and measured, sketched and colored. That which was off the edges appeared on the parchment as well. There were mysterious realms of bees and ants and creatures never seen before, with tiny castles and bright gardens.

One day, as you traced the uncovered trails of termites, you heard a rustle in the brush. You remained still with hope that the ancient stag or a sturdy bear would meet your eye. What a lovely beast to draw in that place! Instead, you faced a boy with green eyes and chestnut curls. A boy you knew well. Prince Wyl called your name and held up a dead rabbit by its hind legs. You lifted your hand in a polite wave and turned back to your work.

Did you see what I caught? I shall skin it and give the fur to the tailor to make you a fine collar, said Wyl.

It will be cold if you do that, you said.

It’s dead. It has no need for fur now.

So literal,Wyl.You mistake my japes.

You meant no hardness toward him. As you looked to the ground again, you smiled. You knew his gesture was an act of affection. Such regard you had neither sought nor earned. His attentions you tried not to encourage or reject. That you two knew each other at all was a matter of circumstance. Your father served as the King’s most trusted adviser.

On that day, when you wished Wyl had been the stag or a bear, you realized he didn’t ask to see your map. He had on other occasions.You had no way to know that in years to come he would be privy to every chart you made, to the very last one.

See, you became a mapmaker.

Those hours you spent looking at the distance from one point to the next | star to star, rock to rock, blade to blade | were your study of geometry before you ever received formal instruction. You could be both abstract and precise, and sit for long periods. Ciaran gave you lessons in nuthematics and astronomy. He had also taught you to read. You enjoyed the challenge of learning. You also liked the attention from your brother, amiable and patient with you. Your mother encouraged the companionship between her children. However, she saw no purpose for the lessons.

You need to know what is practical for a woman, said she. All this effort leads to nothing.Nothing indeed would have come of it had you not heard your father and brother in conversation.

The kingdom was in a quiet time. For generations before, there had been years of strife, battles to claim land and battles to control it. At last, there was much to manage and little known about the holdings. They discussed the King’s consideration to map the entirety of his realm. Mapmakers would need to be hired and some trained.

You almost cried out on impulse. This you wanted to do, although you didn’t know why. You banished the thought that you would be denied the training. You wanted to be good at something other than what was expected of you, for life.You threw yourself at chance.

We’ll see, said your father when you asked for a place at the apprentice’s table. Don’t raise your hopes, said Ciaran when you told him of your wish. Your brother, seven years your senior, had begun to serve the King in earnest, the heir to your father’s role as a trusted adviser.You had no such secure inheritance.You suspected your name would not receive mention.

Now. Tell the truth.

You turned Wyl’s affection to your advantage. The pull between you both served in your favor.You didn’t call it manipulation. Perhaps it was. An offhand comment was all it took. I would like to learn to draw real maps. With magical speed, there you were in the mapmaker’s chamber.

Heydar came from another kingdom with an accent, his instruments, and several bound volumes. His ears sprouted whiskers that reached up to his frantic hair and down to his bushy beard. He looked, and ate, like a lion. You passed the tests he gave you, then he tested your courage because he saw your wits. He didn’t care that you were a girl, but twelve. All he cared was whether you could learn the craft, whether you practiced enough. He demanded excellence.You would deliver.

You thought to thank the King for his favor. Wyl arranged a brief meeting. The King said he had been assured of your talents. He said he made exceptions for what pleased him, and it pleased him greatly to have such intelligence, enthusiasm, and tenacity at his service. He gave no mention as to who might have swayed him. Or why he allowed it.

When you sat with your studies at home, your mother bustled to and fro. She stitched and stitched and stitched. She hurried and harassed the servants. She sighed and moaned.You ignored her. She told your father he would have difficulty finding a mate for such a daughter as yourself.

She isn’t crippled or ugly, which is good enough, but no man wants a stupid wife, said he.

That was how you became apprenticed to the old man. Why you, with that silent desperation you hoped he could not detect? You sensed if you could do well there, if you were a good mapmaker, you would avoid the inevitable. You knew what happened to girls like you.

You confess that you weren’t as smart as others assumed. You were no prodigy at figures and measures. What you grasped you did so with diligence and repetition until it became second nature. There had to be precision in your practice. You took pleasure in it. There was room for error in the Land of the Bees and Outlying Environs but not in the case of territory and ownership.

For four years, you apprenticed with the old mapmaker. Heydar tutored you in the pertinent subjects related to the craft. He showed you how to use all of the instruments. He sent you afield with them | heliotrope high in the hot sun |, then allowed you to practice at his side at the table. He gave to you his insight into triangles. That he brought from his distant land of sand. He mapped with three sides as his center and trained you to do the same. This he claimed proudly as his innovation. You claimed his legacy.

Heydar supervised your work as you charted the castle and its immediate lands. He had done so himself, but this was your final test. He praised your effort. He declared you ready to go on your own. Before he left to return to his homeland, he gave you the waywiser given to him by his adept.

Many distances this wheel has measured with its walks. Remember me in a step once in a while. My time is done, and yours has begun, said he.

The old mapmaker gave his leave and the King his permission. You crossed paths with your brother on his travels from holding to holding. With his group of envoys, Ciaran created lists and tallies. He was to collect numbers of people, animals, and goods. He was also to discern what grievances needed attention, what loyalties called for boons, and what troubles might be in brew beyond the borders.

You were instructed to chart all that could be seen, and that was much. The kingdom was wide and broad. There were mountains and rivers, hills and streams, forests and valleys. Within this were the hamlets and towns, mills and smithies, pastures and arables, roads and paths. Ciaran and you were to note the fortifications. Ciaran, the condition. You, the location.

Many times, Ciaran’s work would be done before you finished with yours. He would return to your childhood home, and you would stay behind to tend to the maps, but not only the maps. You explored the nearby regions by yourself. There were birds and plants and on occasion creatures you had never seen. You liked to speak with the people and learn about their customs. They fed you unusual foods and told familiar stories with subtle twists. Sometimes you sketched simple treasure maps for the children and hid coins for them to find.

To you, knowledge of the people was meant to be mapped as well. For whimsy, you would include reminders on your work for the King. They meant something to you and only you. This was how you entered your childhood again. A hut’s roof edged with ribbons for no apparent reason. A place where you ate too much of a succulent pie. A fallow field speckled with blue gentian.

It seemed, though, that just when you had found a comfortable rhythm in your temporary quarters, Prince Wyl appeared with matters to tend on behalf of his father. His presence caused a stir, with people running about to catch a peek at him and share words. He was, in fact, good with the subjects, when he saw them. He exchanged pleasantries. Sometimes he asked questions and listened until the people had had their say. When requested, he touched the crowns of children’s heads with gentleness. But, more often than not, Wyl was within your sight. He rode his horse around the place where you were at work. He sat at the hand of the host who gave shelter and food to the King’s representatives. He seemed to talk longer with others when you were nearby, in conversation with the son of a prominent nobleman. Or a lowly shepherd. Or a man on your crew.

He has the stealth of a squirrel and the modesty of a peacock, you thought.

One summer morning, you leaned over the plane table, your eye in a squint, and stood quickly when the object in your sight went black. There was Wyl with a raspberry between his fingertips and a small metal bowl filled with more.

Thank you, but I’ll wait to eat them. Stained fingers, stained map, you said.

You’re tame enough to feed by hand, said he.

You stood bold before his charming smile and the pride he’d mustered. Such a thing he’d never said to you. Wyl looked at the map in progress and noticed the triangles that branched across the parchment.

Where are we? asked he.

You pointed to an open space yet to be drawn.

This land is flat with little to see. Your work must be difficult.

I have my ways.

What would help you?

Elevation, perhaps. I’ve had dreams of a tower.

Then you’ll have this tower, said Wyl.

So it was. You gave him drawings of the tower in your dreams. Wyl found the woodcutters and smiths to make its pieces. He found stouthearted men to test its design, which did not fail, and hired them to tend to its care.

Innocent Wyl. He could not hide his adoration. You resisted your tender feelings. Was it love? Perhaps. When you were children, you attempted to keep the boundary fixed. Much your mother’s doing. Bow to him, Aoife, he is the prince. Be friendly, not familiar. Be gracious. Be obedient. Be careful. | yes, be that with his dark brother Raef as well |

You liked Wyl. His disposition was sanguine. He seemed more interested in pleasure than power. Grudges didn’t suit him. When you were young, when a girl wasn’t permitted to say aloud she found a boy comely, you thought he was just that. As you grew older, you found him handsome. An exceptional example. He, for whatever reason, found you pretty. No boy orbits a girl as he did unless an attraction, a physical attraction, exists.

When you first saw the tower, you toed the great beams at its base. You tugged the ropes that tethered the tower to the ground for safety. You tapped the metal bolts that locked the heartwood beams into place. Then, the best part of all, you didn’t have to climb the sides like a ladder but could walk the staircase you had envisioned. A spiralled up to the top.

You took your maiden ascent alone, with a crowd below, Ciaran and your crew, Wyl and his brother Raef. It was summer again. All was green and gold. All was alive. You had stood higher before, in the hill country, but this was different. When you leaned over the side, that caused much shouting on the ground. You saw straight down, your shadow a small dark splotch in the grass. So this is what the swallow sees on the wing, you thought. And as if by invitation, a blue swallow appeared above your head. It hovered before your eyes, plunged toward the earth, and darted away with a green head and long legs crushed between its beak. You called Wyl to join you.

The tower is wondrous. I could kiss you, you said.

Yes, you could, said he.

So literal, Wyl.

Then I’ll wait until you mean what you say.

You felt a sting. For the first time, a joke on him barbed you back.You watched him stare afar and wondered why he went to such lengths to please you. Perhaps there is more to this boy I once knew, you thought.You linked your arm with his and leaned into him, both swaying groundless.

The above is an excerpt from the book The Mapmaker’s War: A Legend by Ronlyn Domingue. The above excerpt is a digitally scanned reproduction of text from print. Although this excerpt has been proofread, occasional errors may appear due to the scanning process. Please refer to the finished book for accuracy.

Copyright © 2013 Ronlyn Domingue, author of The Mapmaker’s War: A Legend

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Author Bio
Ronlyn Domingue
 is the author of The Mapmaker’s War: A Legend (Atria Books; March 5, 2013). Its epic sequel is scheduled for 2014. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, The Mercy of Thin Air, was published in ten languages. Her writing has appeared in The Beautiful Anthology (TNB Books), New England Review, Clackamas Literary Review, New Delta Review, The Independent (UK), and Shambhala Sun, as well as on mindful.org and The Nervous Breakdown. Born and raised in the Deep South, she lives there still with her partner, Todd Bourque, and their cats.

For more information please visit http://www.ronlyndomingue.com, and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter

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~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

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Thanks to, Leyane, we are offering 1 print copy of “The Mapmaker’s War” to 1 lucky commenter. Open to US and Canada resident’s,no P.O. Boxes,please. Giveaway will run from April 29 until May 6,2013.

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~AWARD WINNING AUTHOR~ TONI BLAKE,”HALF MOON HILL”,GIVEAWAY AND INTERVIEW….

~MBA&M IS EXCITED TO WELCOME,USA BEST SELLING AUTHOR, TONI BLAKE~

WELCOME,TONI!

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MBA&M: What was the inspiration behind writing HALF MOON HILL?

TONI: HALF MOON HILL came to me very naturally as the next logical book for the Destiny series.  Both Anna and Duke had been introduced to readers in earlier stories, and Duke in particular has been very popular with readers – I’ve gotten numerous requests to give him his own story and enjoyed doing so.


MBA&M: What was the allure of Ohio, and a bed and breakfast ,for the setting, of HALF MOON HILL?

TONI: Well, the setting of Ohio was established a number of years ago when the Destiny series began, but that choice was simply about it being an area I’m personally familiar with and a place that would feel like “anytown, USA.”  I wanted readers to be able to easily relate to the place and for it to be a place that would feel as if it could be around any corner or bend in the road.  As for the bed and breakfast, that aspect of the story was established in a previous book, too, when Anna bought the old Victorian house on Half Moon Hill with plans to turn it into a B&B. I loved the idea of letting a B&B help the city girl get better entrenched in small town life, and it turned out to be the perfect place for her story with Duke to unfold.


MBA&M: An ex-biker gang member, and a lady with a troubled past, what was your inspiration behind these two characters? Do they remind you of anyone, or did they appear out of nowhere?

TONI: Again, both characters appeared in earlier books – Duke has been around since Book 3, WHISPER FALLS.  So their personalities and histories were established long before I wrote HALF MOON HILL.  But no, I don’t create characters based on real people – I like to think they develop organically along with the rest of the writing.

 

MBA&M: We see there are, with HALF MOON HILL, six titles in the DESTINY series, tell us a little background about this series, rather you feel the reader should start at the beginning or can they be read out of sequence?

TONI: All the books in the Destiny series can be read on their own without having read the rest.  But it’s probably more fun for readers who start at the beginning as characters from previous books do appear in later books and in some cases their stories continue.  I also personally think readers will feel a stronger connection to Anna if they know her entire history, which begins in Book 2, SUGAR CREEK.  As for background, when I wrote the first book in the series, ONE RECKLESS SUMMER, I didn’t know it was going to be the start of a series.  When Avon asked me to write a series around this time, I was happy to have ONE RECKLESS SUMMER and the quaint town of Destiny as a jumping off point and it’s been amazingly fun to expand upon what I started in that first book.  It’s also been incredibly gratifying to see how readers have come to love the series.


MBA&M: Who was your favorite character to write about of far out of all the characters in the DESTINY series?

TONI: Oh wow, I really can’t choose.  I love them all and each characters I’m writing about at any particular time is my favorite at that moment.  ; )


MBA&M: How many books do you see being in this series and whose story is next?

TONI: After HALF MOON HILL, I’m changing things up a bit and expanding a bit further.  My editor and I have been calling this expansion “beyond Destiny” as readers will see some familiar characters from the books but in a new setting, a beach town called CORAL COVE.  I’m excited to be going someplace new with my books, but I also like the fact that this is another natural expansion from previous books.  The heroine of CORAL COVE is Christy Knight, who readers met in WILLOW SPRINGS and again in HALF MOON HILL.

 

MBA&M: What is your favorite past time and who do you most enjoy spending time with?

TONI: I love spending time with friends and am fortunate to have a lot of good ones!  As for a pastime, I love spending time outdoors, no matter what I’m doing – I write a lot outdoors, read outdoors, have a convertible I love to drive, and I love to swim and be in the sun, etc.  I’m also big into crafts.  I used to make quilts by hand, but these days I’m more into painting birdhouses and also am just starting to paint on canvas.


Fun thingy: I hope anyway…..


When you hear these words, what comes to mind or which is your favorite:

Football:  Bengals

Baseball:  Reds

Hockey:  Violent ; )

Basketball:  Kentucky Wildcats!

Racing:  Recently developed a love for dirt track racing and go to local dirt tracks throughout the summer months.

Family, Friends or Computer?  Friends

Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry?  Like ‘em all!

Chicken, Beef or Seafood?  Chicken


Thank you for spending time with us and our readers. Do you have anything else you would like to add?

TONI: I’d just like to thank readers for reading my books and giving me such wonderful support!  Also, I can be found online at www.toniblake.com and I’m on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest as AuthorToniBlake, so I hope readers will look me up in some or all of those places! 

Thanks for the interview!

Thank you!

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*From the publisher*

Toni Blake

April 30, 2013

Destiny Book 6

Avon

Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback

Fiction / Romance

$5.99 US / $7.50 Can.

In hopes of escaping her troubled past, Anna Romo is determined to carve out a place for herself when she returns to the small town of Destiny. She’s purchased the old Victorian house on the hill and hopes opening a bed & breakfast will help her feel at home again in Destiny.

Duke Dawson, a rugged loner and ex-biker gang member, is as much a fish out of water in Destiny as Anna. Taking to the woods Duke chooses to seclude himself after a life-altering accident not only scars his face, but his mind as well. Duke’s plan of solitude is working out just fine until Anna accidentally stumbles into his life.

She’s willing to keep Duke’s solitary living arrangement to herself if he agrees to help with some of the renovations on her house. The tasks seem simple enough, but soon a fierce and unavoidable romance brews. Anna and Duke both give in completely to the animalistic passion that draws them closer. Is this lust or a love deeper than they both could have ever fathomed?

But when Jeremy Sheridan, the dreamy hometown war hero, returns to Destiny in a blaze of glory, he sets his sights on Anna. Suddenly, she’s torn between the outgoing, charming Jeremy and the reserved, complex Duke. But will Duke ever truly love her the way she loves him? Will Anna know who to choose? Or has Destiny already chosen for her?

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Toni Blake’s lifelong love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel which was nineteen notebook pages long. Since then, Toni has become a multi-published, RITA-nominated author of contemporary romance novels that are both sexy and heartwarming. Her work has been excerpted in Cosmopolitan and reviewed by USA Today and First for Women magazine. Toni lives with her husband in the Midwest and when not writing, she enjoys traveling, quilting, and scrapbooking.

www.toniblake.com

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REVIEW AND SPOTLIGHT ON MIRACLE ON GRASS BY DAVID FANUCCHI….

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Join David Fanucchi, author of the non-fiction sport book, Miracle on Grass: How Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda led Team USA to a shocking upset over Cuba, capturing the only Olympic gold medal in USA baseball history, as he tours the blogosphere April 1- April 26, 2013!

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Miracle on GrassABOUT MIRACLE ON GRASS

 

Miracle on Grass is the true story of how the 2000 USA Baseball Olympic Team – an unknown group of American minor leaguers – stunned the international baseball powerhouse from Cuba. They were led by Hall-of-Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, who came out of retirement to lead the charge for his country, and they pulled off the greatest upset in Olympic baseball history. Their triumph was remarkable, but the story of their coming together is even harder to imagine. Miracle on Grass is Fanucchi’s first-hand account of the events that took place over a two-year period, and an intimate, perceptive portrayal of the three incredible weeks Team USA spent in Australia, climaxing with their gold medal triumph over Cuba. Fanucchi gives readers a behind the scenes look at how the MLB executives in charge of this operation went about selecting the players, how Lasorda persuaded management into giving him the opportunity to coach the team, how the Americans narrowly qualified for the Olympics during a gut-wrenching game, and how capturing the gold medal in Sydney changed the lives of every player, coach and administrator involved.

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David FanucchiABOUT DAVID FANUCCHI

 

David Fanucchi was born in Burlingame, California, and was raised in the small Silicon Valley suburb of Cupertino. A 1988 graduate of Monta Vista High School, Fanucchi attended California State University, Chico, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism in 1993. Fanucchi has spent the past 20 years working in various public relations and communications capacities for both amateur and professional sports teams and organizations.

 

Most notably, Fanucchi was Director of Communications for USA Baseball from 1999 to 2006, during which time he served as the official Press Officer for the 2000 USA Olympic Baseball Team that captured the gold medal under Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda. He also served as the press officer for the 2006 United States team in the inuagural World Baseball Classic – a roster that included Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr., Mark Teixeira and Roger Clemens.

 

Fanucchi held a leadership role for the United States Golf Association’s (USGA) public relations efforts during the 2009 U.S. Open, and most recently has directed press coverage of the Champions Series Tennis Tour, starring John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, and Michael Chang among other legendary players. Fanucchi was inducted into the Chico State Public Relations Department Hall of Fame in 2009.

 

He serves as President of his own sports-business public relations consulting firm – Gold Medal PR – and currently resides in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Jessica, daughters Emma and Grace, and their dog, a beagle named Bogey.

 

Miracle on Grass is his first published book. You can visit David Fanucchi’s website at www.davidfanucchi.com.

 

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Miracle on Grass Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

For the full schedule visit http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2013/03/04/pump-up-your-book-presents-miracle-on-grass-virtual-book-publicity-tour/

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

MIRACLE ON GRASS by David Fanucchi is an interesting true story. What an interesting behind the scene look into the life and times of Hall of Famer,Tommy Lasorda,and the 2000 USA Baseball Olympic Team. He coached them to win the only Olympic Gold Metal in US Baseball history. The triumph of a team no one thought could win,their spirit,and their amazing manager. A treat to read! I would highly recommend this title for any sports fan or enthusiast. An amazing story and one not to miss. Received for an honest review from the author.

RATING: 4.5
HEAT RATING: NONE
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction Reviews

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~BOOK SPOTLIGHT~SUMMER HE CAME HOME~JULIANA STONE…

MBA&M IS PROUD TO SPOTLIGHT…..

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~SUMMER HE CAME HOME~

JULIANA STONE

Bad Boys of Crystal Lake  —  Book 1
Sourcebooks
April 2, 2013

ISBN-13: 9781402274800
ISBN-10: 1402274807

9781402274800-300Sometimes the best place to find love is right back where you started…

Falling asleep in a different bed every night has made it easy for Cain Black to forget his past. It’s been ten years since he packed his guitar and left Crystal Lake to chase his dreams. Now tragedy has forced him home again. And though Cain relishes the freedom of the road, one stolen moment with Maggie O’Rourke makes him wonder if he’s missing out on something bigger than fame.

 

For Maggie—single mother and newly settled in Crystal Lake—love is a luxury she just can’t afford. Sure, she appreciates the tall, dark and handsome looks of prodigal son Cain Black. But how long can she expect the notorious hellion to stay?

 

The last thing either of them wants is something complicated. But sometimes love has its own plans.

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Juliana StoneABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Juliana Stone’s love of the written word and 80s rock, have inspired her in more ways than one. She writes dark paranormal romance as well as Contemporary Romance and spends her days navigating a busy life that includes, a husband, kids, a dog and a cat.

Website: http://julianastone.com/

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~RELEASE DAY BLITZ~PLAYING PATIENCE~ TABATHA VARGO

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FOR MATURE READERS ONLY! 18+,IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 PLEASE EXIT….

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Book Title:  Playing Patience

Author:  Tabatha Vargo

Release Date:  April 26th 2013

Genre:  New Adult/Romance/Contemporary

Presented by:  As You Wish…

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Sometimes all you need is Patience.

Life’s been hard for Zeke. Being a punching bag for his alcoholic father has turned him into stone. Not even the dodgy trailer park he lives in can scare him. Fighting is his release and sex, drugs, and his guitar bring him peace, but deep down Zeke isn’t quite as hard as he makes himself out to be. When he meets Patience, she finds all his broken pieces and puts him back together, but she’s a ray of light in his shadowed life and the last thing he wants to do is bring her into his dark world. Playing careless is easy, playing the bad guy can be fun, but playing Patience is impossible, especially when she can see right through him.

Zeke isn’t the only one who’s broken, and for the first time, in a long time, Patience feels alive. Her black and white world gets a shot of color when she meets Zeke. He’s unlike anyone she’s ever met with his tattoos, piercings, and blunt honesty. She wants nothing more than to let go and ride the wild side with him, but some wounds never heal and the broken pieces of Patience aren’t so easy to find.

***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young adult readers.***

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EXCERPT

“How did you know I was here?” I asked. I didn’t want the kids behind her to hear us, so I moved in closer. “Does your daddy know you’re stalking me, Snowflake?”

Her eyes filled with panic and it p***d me off that she was afraid of him. Then she stepped back so quickly that she almost tripped over her sneakers. With a pinched mouth, she glared up at me. She was p***d off about something.

“My. Name. Is. Patience!” she yelled at me.

I had to admit, I liked it when she yelled at me. Mostly because it let me know she wasn’t as weak and defenseless as she looked, but also because I’m a f****d up individual and occasionally I get off on being jerked around.

Her voice reached every wall of the gym and everyone turned to look at us. I watched as a pretty, red blush crept up her neck and filled her cheeks. Her eyes started to water and become bloodshot and she looked like she was about to blow up from embarrassment. The poor thing, she looked like she was about to pass out, but it was funny to see her so pissed off and embarrassed. I kind of enjoyed ruffling her feathers.

I laughed softly to myself, earning another evil glower and I couldn’t help put poke the bear one more time.

“Careful, Snowflake, if your face gets too hot, you might melt.”

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Tabatha’s been writing since she could pick up a pencil. Her first publication was a little poem in her elementary school paper, from that point on she was hooked. When she was a teenager, she traded in her girly magazines for personalized writing notebooks.

At nineteen, she met her own personal prince charming and writing took a back burner for a while. She’s now married to that prince and the mother of a beautiful seven-year-old princess/rock star. Once her daughter was born, writing came back into her life, and she finished her very first novel, Wicked Fate, in May of 2009.

She’s now pursuing her English degree and she hopes to one day teach while continuing to write.

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~Ink Comes to Life in This Vibrant Debut~HARLEQUIN TEEN

Ink by debut author Amanda Sun

Book #1 in The Paper Gods series

A fast-paced paranormal masterpiece that weaves Japanese mythology into an epic romance, brought alive through gorgeous illustrations and flip animations.  ThePaperGods.com  

 

I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe.
I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.

Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of a girl lying on a bench.
A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.
And then the girl in the drawing turned her head,
and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.

On the heels of a family tragedy, Katie Greene must move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

When Katie meets aloof but gorgeous Tomohiro, the star of the school’s kendo team, she is intrigued by him…and a little scared. His tough attitude seems meant to keep her at a distance, and when they’re near each other, strange things happen. Pens explode. Ink drips from nowhere. And unless Katie is seeing things, drawings come to life.

 

Somehow Tomo is connected to the kami, powerful ancient beings who once ruled Japan–and as feelings develop between Katie and Tomo, things begin to spiral out of control. The wrong people are starting to ask questions, and if they discover the truth, no one will be safe.

 

Katie never wanted to move to Japan–now she may not make it out of the country alive.

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  • You won’t want to miss the gorgeous ink drawings displayed throughout the novel.
  • Enhanced eBook Edition also available: Watch the ink drawings literally come to life! (supported on limited devices)

 

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~SPOTLIGHT~ JULIE K. NELSON, PARENTING WITH SPIRITUAL POWER

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Author Julie Nelson will host her blog tour for Parenting With Spiritual Power from March 3rd through May 6th.  “I wish children came with an instruction manual!” How many times have we heard this lament by a frustrated or overwhelmed parent? Perhaps we have said these words (or thought them) ourselves. There are “how to” manuals for practically anything: installing a new faucet, building a remote control car, baking an apple pie, refinishing an antique chair, or assembling a bicycle. Is there a formula or a perfect manual for raising children? Yes! The scriptures.

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Parenting with Spiritual Power

Here is a brief description of the book:

In Parenting with Spiritual Power, Julie Nelson encourages you to crack open the manual and examine the lives and parenting principles of scriptural mothers and fathers. Discover powerful examples from figures like Adam and Eve, Moses, and the Brother of Jared along with suggestions for personal application in this essential book.

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (March 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462111688
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462111688

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Meet the Author:

Julie K. Nelson is a wife and mother of five children, raising them in Illinois and now Utah. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from Utah State University in marriage, family and human development. Her scholarly research and creative writing have been published in journals and anthologies, and she has won numerous state and national awards for her writing. Julie has enjoyed teaching children in public and private schools and currently teaches at Utah Valley University.  To learn more about the author, visit Julie’s website here: nelsonjuliek.com.

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~RIDLEY PEARSON’S KINGDOM KEEPERS FANS~ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT….

 

It’s a great time to be a fan of Ridley Pearson’s Kingdom Keepers series! Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage is now on-sale, PLUS readers also get the chance to help write the seventh and final book in the series via the free Kingdom Keepers Insider app! Check it out on your mobile device or online at www.kingdomkeepersinsider.com.

 

 

 

 

Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage

By Ridley Pearson

 

The New York Times bestselling co-author of Peter and the Starcatchers

 

 

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Ridley Pearson’s New York Times bestselling Kingdom Keepers series continues with the thrilling sixth book: Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage!

 

 

The Kingdom Keepers (young teens who were tapped as models for holographic Disney theme park “guides”) and their friends have uncovered a startling truth: Maleficent and the Overtakers (Disney villains) are plotting a catastrophic event that could have repercussions far beyond the world of Disney. Aboard the Disney Cruise Line’s inaugural passage through the new Panama Canal, the Keepers and their holograms uncover a puzzle hidden within the pages of a stolen journal. The point of that puzzle will reveal itself in the caves of Aruba, the zip lines of Costa Rica, and the jungles of Mexico. A destructive force, dormant for decades, is about to be unleashed—and the Kingdom Keepers are to be its first victims.

 

 

Now, for the first time, readers get the chance to help write the seventh and final book in the series via the Kingdom Keepers Insider app, launching April 2nd! Available on all mobile devices, e-readers and online, the app will provide a groundbreaking interactive fan experience for readers of the Kingdom Keepers series, allowing them to follow along as Ridley Pearson writes, voting on plot points, character involvement, and locations—even contributing ideas for dialogue! Plus, there will be writing contests based on the previous book in the series and judged by Ridley Pearson, promoting writing and literacy in a safe environment with characters readers already know and love! Learn more at www.kingdomkeepersinsider.com.

 

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Ridley Pearson is the award-winning author of multiple adventure series for (young-ish) readers, including The Kingdom Keepers, Steel Trapp and with Dave Barry, Peter and the Starcatchers. Ridley is also a best-selling crime novelist of more than 25 titles, which have been translated into 22 languages and distributed in 70 countries. Pearson was the first U.S. citizen to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University. In 2008 Ridley served as a visiting professor at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. In 2013, Ridley was awarded Missouri’s Quill Award and inducted into that state’s Writers Hall of Fame. As a “full time dad and husband,” Ridley, along with his wife, Marcelle, live with their two teenage daughters in St. Louis, MO. Find him online at ridleypearson.com and on Twitter: @RidleyPearson

 

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Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage

By Ridley Pearson

Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: April 2, 2013

ISBN: 9781423164890; Price: $17.99; Ages 10-14

 

 

TOUR CITIES:

 

  • April 2: 7:00 PM event at Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, IL
  • April 3: 7:00 PM event at Barnes & Noble, Paramus, NJ
  • April 4: 7:00 PM event at Book Revue Huntington, NY
  • April 6: 2:00 PM event at St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, MO
  • April 7: 2:00 PM event at Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
  • April 9: 7:00 PM event at Books-A-Million, Brandon, FL
  • April 10: 4:00-6:00 PM signing at Once Upon a Toy in Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
  • April 11: 9:30-11:30 AM signing at Writer’s Stop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando, FL
  • April 19: 6:30 PM event at Poisoned Pen, Phoenix, AZ
  • April 20: 2:00 PM “Sagas and Series” panel at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

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