RELEASE WEEK~ LAUREN DANE~ OPENING UP…with #Review

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, releases her hot new…

OPENING UP

{Ink & Chrome}

LAUREN DANE

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OPENING UP by Lauren Dane (June 16, 2015; Forever Trade Paperback; Ink & Chrome: Book #1)

The men of Twisted Steel are great with their hands. And they’re not afraid to get dirty.
Asa Barrons is never lonely for long. Co-owner of the Twisted Steel custom motorcycle shop, he works hard and plays harder. But he never allows his after-hours affairs to interfere with businessuntil he meets racing royalty PJ Colman. While the blue-eyed blonde is all princess on the outside, on the inside Asa can see that this woman is ready to take a walk on the wild side.

PJ knows trouble when she sees it, and Asa is the complete package: fast bike, killer ink, and a sinfully sexy smile that has her imagining things nice girls never do. She talks her way onto the Twisted Steel team to prove her painting skill, and soon learns that Asa is eager to show off some skills of his own.

With the help of Asa’s expert touch, PJ is initiated into a world of wicked desire. No limits. No inhibitions. No turning back. But as perfect as their passion seems, a new challenge awaits, forcing them to ask just how far they are willing to go . . .

 

Available at: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | GooglePlay | Kobo | BAM

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About the author:

Author Shot

The story goes like this: While on pregnancy bed rest, Lauren Dane had plenty of down time, so her husband took her comments about “giving that writing thing a serious go” to heart and brought home a secondhand laptop. She wrote her first book on it. Today, Lauren is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 60 novels and novellas across several genres.

Social links:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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MY THOUGHTS:

OPENING UP by Lauren Dane is an exciting Erotica Contemporary Romance.  Book 1 in her newest release “Ink & Chrome” series. Which, is going to be one hot new series, I predict.

The world of custom cars and motorcycles, never looked so good. If you enjoy your heroes tatted, pierced and sexy as all get out, than look no further, here comes Asa Barrons. Looking for a feisty, wisecracking, passionate, heroine  with an independent spirit to compliment Asa, look no further, enter, PJ Colman.  Together, the two have  a combustible chemistry that burns up the pages of “Opening Up”.

But wait, there is even more to this story. It is emotionally charged on so many levels, with complex characters, hot, steamy sex scenes, and the  men of the Twisted-Steel Motorcycle Shop.

Emotionally mature characters, bring so much more to this story than just sex and fun. The secondary characters are a must, I can’t wait for the stories to come to life.

“Opening Up” is an emotional, gripping but funny and passionate story. A sure in for any fans of Lauren Dane, Erotica Romance, and fans of passionate romances. Well done, Ms. Dane. I truly look forward to the next installment of the “Ink & Chrome” series.

*Received for an honest review from the publishing via Net Galley*

Rating: 4.5

Heat Rating: Wild Ride

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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NEW RELEASE~ CHILDREN’S~ FROSTBITE~ JULIA DWECK…with review

The winter holidays are fast approaching and each one inspires the inviting warmth of family and friends. This year, I’d like to introduce a new and loyal friend to your holiday gathering, FROSTBITE! 🙂 

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FROSTBITE

JULIA DWECK

Summary from publisher, Sleepy Sheep Productions:

Bestselling children’s author, Julia Dweck, shares the magic of the holiday season in a delightful story of a boy’s wish for a dog of his very own. After a wintry mix of snow and love, two icy mounds come to life with a bark, a wiggle and a wag. The wonder of childhood is born in one frisky snowpup named Frostbite. Children will be enchanted by the artistry of Robb Mommaerts, whose illustrations perfectly capture the magic of this imaginative “tail.” Told in rhyme by a boy whose dream comes true, this tale will warm the heart of young readers and any parent who remembers wishing for a dog of their very own.

So that’s the truth amidst the snow—
As day turned into night,
I found a dog to call my own.
I’m glad I caught Frostbite
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  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Sleepy Sheep Productions LLC; 1 edition (November 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0991256263
  • ISBN-13: 978-0991256266

Purchase your copy!

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Frostbite-Julia-Dweck/dp/0991256263

Amazon UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Frostbite-Julia-Dweck/dp/0991256263

Barnes and Noble (It is not listed yet here, so you must use this link.)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/frostbite-julia-dweck/1120700285?ean=9780991256273&itm=1&usri=9780991256273

 

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23568447-frostbite

 

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Biography

Julia Dweck is a published author of children’s books for digital and print publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy and edutainment in rhyme and in prose.

Julia’s background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She’s collaborated with leading illustrators in the world of children’s literature to produce over 30 books. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon’s bestsellers lists, “Kindle Daily Deals” and customer top rated lists.

In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children’s literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2012 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom.

Visit Julia and her stories on Facebook at www.facebook.com/juliadweckbooks

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For My Thoughts, please visit:

http://mybookaddictionreviews.com/2014/11/19/frostbite-by-julia-dweck-review-childrens/

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BABY’S FIRST BOOK BLOCKS~ DAN STILES

On sale June 17, 2014!

Baby’s First Book Blocks

By Dan Stiles

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(From Amazon)

 

  • Board book: 22 pages
  • Publisher: POW!; Box Brdbk edition (June 17, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576876845
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576876848

 

Book Blocks are chunky little board books that are shaped like blocks, the perfect first books for babies! Featuring high-contrast colors, eye-catching shapes, and colorful patterns (incorporating the latest scientific research about vision development), these mini books are designed to entice infants to focus and develop their visual acuity.

 Four little block-shaped mini books, each measuring 2-3/8 x 2-3/8 inches, comprise this adorable set:

Book 1: Black and White–simple but interesting shapes moving into more complex shapes and patterns

Book 2: Red, Blue, and Yellow–introduces primary colors and slightly more complex shapes, moving into real patterns with multiple colors

Book 3: Color and Pattern–secondary colors and more complex patterns

Book 4: Visual Excitement–subtle shades and complicated patterns

Simply sit with your baby a few minutes each day and turn the pages, encouraging baby to focus on each page. As your baby develops, you will be able to hand the book blocks back and forth, and soon your baby will be able to grasp the book blocks and explore for her or himself.

• The set of 4 books is presented in a slim box, 9-1/2 x 2-3/8 x 2, with an acetate window that reveals the book blocks inside.

• Studies show that during the first year of life, babies’ visual skills develop dramatically. While a month-old infant will prefer sharply defined, black and white edges and patterns, by 4 months of age, most babies can distinguish even subtle shades and respond to repeating patterns.

• These little books provide a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to interact with baby. Just a few minutes a day of looking at and tracking shapes and colors helps babies to develop good visual acuity.

• Designed by Dan Stiles, who is known for his appealing use of color and pattern, these bloox make a great toy that will continue to be fun to play with long after babies have learned to see as well as adults.

Toys / Books / Visual Tools / Ages 0-3
Box Set, 9.5 x 2 inches, 22 pages
ISBN: 978-1-57687-684-8, $14.95 US/CAN

From Baby’s First Book Blocks by Dan Stiles, published by POW!

Purchase your copy!

ORDER NOW

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Babys-First-Book-Blocks-Boxed/dp/1576876845/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404166700&sr=8-1&keywords=baby%27s+first+book+blocks


About the author…
Dan Stiles is the author of the hilarious boardbook Put On Your Shoes! (POW! 2013) Dan combines illustration and design in his award-winning visual work. Over the past 15 years, Dan has collaborated with everyone from indie bands to major corporations in creating identities, custom packaging, and limited edition collectable art and merchandise. Dan is perhaps best known for his poster art, having worked with artists across multiple genres including Death Cab for Cutie, Sonic Youth, Arctic Monkeys, Cat Power, Hot Chip, Sigur Ros, Ted Leo, TV on The Radio, Dizze Rascal, Wilco, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and countless others. Dan lives with his wife and daughters in Portland, Oregon.


Baby’s First  Book Blocks by Dan Stiles, published by POW!
Baby’s First Book Blocks

POW links:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

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GIVEAWAY AND VISIT WITH “THE LAST ROMANOV” AUTHOR, DORA LEVY MOSSANEN…

SOURCEBOOKS,LANDMARK AND MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE PRESENTS….

DORA LEVY MOSSANEN!!

Good morning Dora and welcome to My Book Addiction and More!!

D.L.M: Thanks for inviting me.  I’m excited to spend some time with you.

MBA&M: Give our readers some insight into Dora Levy Mossanen?

D.L.M: I was born in Israel and moved to Iran when I was nine.  I was forced to leave Iran, when Mohammad Reza Shah abandoned the country and Ayatollah Khomeini returned and established the Islamic Republic.  I settled in California with my two young daughters, struggled to raise my kids and create a home in an entirely unfamiliar culture.  I eventually decided to go back to school, intending to become a journalist.  I had no idea that I’d become a writer one day.  At the encouragement of one of my professor’s, to whom I owe big time, I applied to the USC Masters program in creative writing.  My first novel, Harem, was my thesis for my masters. 

MBA&M: What made you decide to write “THE LAST ROMANOV”?

D.L.M:  I was fascinated by the decadent era of the last Romanovs that ended up
imploding.  I wanted to discover how it was possible for such a powerful Imperial court with such unimaginable wealth to end up so tragically in a cellar in The House of Special Purpose.  The idea to write this book blossomed in 1991, when the burned, acid-drenched bones of the last Romanovs were discovered after seventy-three-years.  I began research and found every detail more intriguing than the other—Grigori Rasputin, the enigmatic wanderer, Alexei Nikolaevich, the hemophilic heir, Alexandra Feodorovna, the recluse Tsarina, who was disliked by the Russians and who believed in her husband’s “divine right to rule,” the indecisive Tsar Nicholas II, who was never comfortable in the role of the Tsar of all the Russias and who followed his wife’s advice to the detriment of the throne.  I could go on and on, but a paragraph or two won’t do justice to an era that changed the political landscape of the time and affected each and every one of us in different ways.  I hope I’ve succeeded to bring this to life in The Last Romanov.

MBA&M: What is some of your comfort foods?

D.L.M:  Ah!  Love this question.  Right now, as I’m typing, I’m sitting in my big comfortable chair, my legs propped up on an ottoman, laptop on lap while enjoying my number one comfort food.  Chocolate!  It’s melting in my mouth, sweet and creamy, coating my tongue, seeping into my brain, telling me all is well in the world.  Sometimes, when my mood needs an extra lift, I’d drive to my neighborhood bakery to enjoy a warm brioche straight out of the oven, slathered with butter and nutella.  And late in the evenings, when my stomach has long forgotten dinner and is growling for extra comfort, creamy almond butter straight out of the jar does the trick.  Calories be damn!

MBA&M: What where some challenges in writing “THE LAST ROMANOV “?

D.L.M:  There were many challenges along the way.  For one, it wasn’t easy to draw a coherent understanding of the constantly shifting political situation and series of revolutions that culminated in the fall of the Romanovs and rise of the Bolsheviks.  But my greatest challenge came, when I had developed empathy, even love toward my charges.  I am a Jewish writer; my father fought in the Israel War of Independence, my grandfather was a historian who wrote: The Comprehensive History of the Jews of Iran, yet here I was writing about the anti-Semite Romanovs.  But I’m also a novelist and am aware of the power of imagination to penetrate history.  So, I set to work.  I invited my own emissary, the Jewish artist, Avram Bensheimer, to the artists’ salon in Alexander Palace.  He became far more radical and vocal than I had expected.  A passionate spokesman for his people.  I can’t thank him enough.

MBA&M: Who was your favorite character in “THE LAST ROMANOV”? Why?

DLM:  My favorite character, I’d say, is the opal-eyed Darya.  I respect and admire her for her courage and tenacity.  Despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles she faced, she never gave up, did not lose hope or rest in her search for her beloved Alexei.  The Creator of Miniatures, among some other favorites, is also a much-loved character.  Her courage is very different from Darya’s.  The Creator of Miniatures is painfully shy and keeps her emotions locked, but the stunningly beautiful miniatures she crafts project her feelings better than any words or actions could.  

MBA&M: What do you believe is the appeal for this era/genre?

DLM: Decadence, power, love, magic, mysticism, wars and revolutions, a mad monk with great, mystical powers, and a tragic end that changed the political face of the world.  The life story of the Romanovs encompasses all that and more.  This adds up to a very appealing story indeed.

MBA&M: Please tell our readers where to find you and where THE LAST ROMANOV is available.

DLM:  The last Romanov will be in bookstores April 3 and also as an ebook.  Please visit my facebook author page: http://www.facebook.com/doralevymossanenauthor  and ……. .

MBA&M: Do you have anything else to add?

DLM:  I’d love to ask my readers to visit me at www.doralevymossanen.com and feel free to get in touch and chat.  I love to hear from my readers.

MBA&M: Thank you for visiting us and our readers today!!

DLM: Thanks for inviting me and happy reading.

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THE LAST ROMANOV

DORA LEVY MOSSANEN

Paperback:368 pages

Publisher:Sourcebooks Landmark (April 3, 2012)

Language:English

ISBN-10:1402265948

ISBN-13: 978-1402265945

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: April 3, 2012

IN A TIME OF RASPUTIN’S MAGIC AND ROMANOV MYSTERY, A YOUNG GIRL FINDS HERSELF AT THE HEART OF THE ROYAL FAMILY

She was an orphan, ushered into the royal palace on the prayers of her majestry. Yet, decades later, her time spent in the embrace of the Romanovs haunts her still. Is she responsible for those murderous events that changed everything?

If only she can find the heir, maybe she can put together the broken pieces of her own past-maybe she can hold on to the love she found. Bursting to life with the rich and glorious marvels of Imperial Russia, The Last Romanov is a magical tale of second chances and royal blood.

 *COMING APRIL,2012 TO A BOOK AT A BOOKSTORE NEAR YOU OR ONLINE*

Buy the Book

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Check out our “Thoughts” on “The Last Romanov” by Dora Levy Mossanen at www.mybookaddictionandmorereviews.wordpress.com

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***GIVEAWAY ALERT***

*Sponsored by the publisher*

*Prize to be mailed directly to the winner by the publisher*

We are offering 1 print copy of “THE LAST ROMANOV” by Dora Levy Mossanen. Giveaway open to U.S. and Canada residents only. No P.O. Boxes,please. Giveaway to run from today April 7 until April 14,2012.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

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HAPPY READING AND THANK YOU FOR SPENDING TIME WITH US AND OUR GUEST!!

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BOOK LAUNCH BLOG TOUR WITH AUTHOR RACHELLE J. CHRISTENSEN…

CEDAR FORT PUBLISHING AND MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE PRESENTS….

RACHELLE J. CHRISTENESEN AND HER BOOK LAUNCH BLOG TOUR!! 

MEET RACHELLE J. CHRISTENSEN!!

(from the author’s website)

I was born and raised in a small farming town in Idaho and I’m a dirt between the toes, irrigation boot-wearing, ponytail flipping in the wind as I drive the 4-wheeler FARM girl all the way! I’m married to my incredible husband, Steve, and we have four wonderful kids–two girls and two boys. I graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in music. Go Aggies! I love USU–that’s where I met my husband! I enjoy so much of life–there’s so much to learn and experience. I love reading almost any genre/age group and usually read over 50 books a year from a variety of different authors. I love running, gardening, making cards with rubber stamps, crocheting, playing volleyball, singing, playing the piano, telling felt stories, and cooking. I’ve enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember. As a child, I loved to make up poems and write short stories.

I loved daydreaming and writing stories in my head–alway carrying on some narrative with a character when I was working in the fields. I used to wish that I could be a cat and sleep in the sun so I wouldn’t have to weed the garden. Still sounds kind of nice sometimes!

A few interesting tidbits:

I started a cleaning business after I graduated from college and with my crew, we’d clean 80 college apartments from top to the grimy bottom in 9 days. I finished my first novel–a middle-grade reader in 2001. I learned a lot from writing that book (which is tucked safely in a drawer) and it set me on a path to gain all the knowledge I could to be a successful writer. I enjoy singing and playing the piano and have composed several original songs. I co-produced a children’s CD about American Tall Tales for Story Time Felts in 2008 with 7 original songs. They’re so much fun!

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FOLLOW RACHELLE ON TOUR AT:

http://www.cedarfortbooks.com/blog-tour-caller-id/.

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OTHER  INTERESTING LINKS:

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CALLER ID

RACHELLE J. CHRISTENSEN

Paperback:272 pages

Publisher:Cedar Fort, Inc. (March 13, 2012)

Language:English

ISBN-10:1599559900

ISBN-13: 978-1599559902

Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8ZjvmatwGo&feature=email

When twenty-three-year-old Courtney Beckham, the privileged daughter of a highly successful land developer, is abducted in the mountains near her home, FBI Agent Jason Edwards investigates the ten-million-dollar ransom and turns up more than just a kidnapping crime.

And when Courtney catches a glimpse of the caller ID in her kidnapper’s home, what she sees sends ice through her veins. Even if she escapes her captors, something much more dangerous lies ahead.

From the author who brought you Wrong Number comes another story featuring Agent Jason Edwards that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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***Book Launch Celebration!***

*Sponsored by the publisher and author*

To celebrate the release of CALLER ID, Rachelle is hosting a contest for a new Ultra Flip Video Camcorder (4GB memory, Records 120 minutes Value $149.99) and other great prizes. You can enter to win between now and April 14, 2012. Winners will be announced and notified April 16, 2012.
For how to enter, click here.
Join the Book Bomb effort taking place Thursday, March 22nd. Click here for details.”

*YOU ASK WHAT IS A BOOK BOMB? WELL HERE IS YOUR ANSWER!!!
 A book bomb is when a large group of people order a certain book on a specific day on Amazon. This pushes the book’s popularity up the Amazon ranks, which in turn gives the book more visibility to Amazon shoppers. To join the book bomb, you can simply click on this link to Amazon and order. *

Caller ID

Rachelle J. Christ…

Best Price $10.41 or Buy New $10.87

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1599559900/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=racswrispo-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1599559900

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We hope you have enjoyed our stop on Rachelle J. Christensen’s Book Launch Blog Tour. Please spread the word!!

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