Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The Handy English Grammar Answer Book
Junior High to Adult. Price $21.95
A must have for students of English, The Handy English Grammar Answer Book is a paperback that will go with you to class, find a place of honor on your desk, and be referred to time and time again.
Wondering where to place a comma or when to use a semicolon? Ever written an email that was misunderstood – or even worse completely, misinterpreted? The Handy English Grammar Answer Book can help by offering fundamental principles, grammar rules, punctuation advice, insights on writing and writing examples for different occasions.
The Handy English Grammar Answer book answers questions and includes fun facts such as:
> How did the language of the Anglo-Saxons become the English language?
> What is a linking verb?
> How do I use quotation marks when suggesting sarcasm or skepticism?
> How do I use sources to support my own arguments?
> How is grammar affected by new media?
> How do I use text messages appropriately?
> How do I know if a website’s information is up to date?
For speakers and writers of all ages and skill levels, The Handy English Answer Book is a must have for the reference library. A book that will be used, over and over again, from junior high, through college and beyond. Recommended.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Mars . . . with Venus Rising
by Hope Toler Dougherty
A meddling horse, paper bag floors and a flying saucer on the town square. The little town of Mars has it all---including a brand new resident who might spell heartache for one of its own.
Twenty-something Penn Davenport yearns for an exciting life in the big city and wants to shed the label of orphan that she's worn for years. To achieve that dream, she must pass the CPA exam then move away from the two aunts who reared her after her parents died in a plane crash.
When John Townsend---full of life and the joy of living---moves to town, he rattles Penn's view of herself, her life, and her dreams . . . which isn't such a bad thing until she falls for him . . . and discovers he's a pilot.
My thoughts: MARS... WITH VENUS RISING is a cute contemporary romance, set, where else, but in Mars. The town, that is. Not the planet. Penn is not open for love. She has dreams. A CPA license. Losing the title of orphan. A big city and the ability to get lost in the crowd. John, on the other hand lives life in the limelight. A pilot--and almost (but not quite) as cocky as Tom Cruise on Top Gun. A crime-fighter--though he does it from the cockpit. As big as life and despite herself Penn is intrigued. Add some matchmaking aunts, a meddling horse, and a town festival and you have a romance guaranteed to send our heroine flying off into space--on a spaceship, not an airplane.
I learned something--didn't even know paperbag floors existed so I looked them up. Who knew? And the pictures I saw online indicate they look nice when done.
I enjoyed MARS...WITH VENUS RISING. It was slow... and the characters didn't really reach out, grab me, and draw me in, but it was a nice, quiet way to pass a few evenings. I won my copy through a giveaway, but am participating with Litfuse tour to help get the news out. This is a book for contemporary romance lovers who can't get enough of Beth Vogt, Becky Wade, and Melissa Tagg.
Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1VE0NoV
Meet the Author
One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on May 18th. The winner will be announced May 19th on Hope's blog.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
A female bodyguard plus her star NFL client plus danger equals a great recipe for romance! Her One and Only, book four in Becky Wade's Porter Family novels, releases May 3. To celebrate, Becky is hosting an author chat party on her Facebook page on May 5 at 5 PM PDT/8 PM EDT. Join Becky for an evening of book chat with other bookworms and prizes.
Plus a portion of all pre-sales and sales the release week of Her One and Only will be donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. For more details on how to purchase a copy, click here.
About the Book
After ten years in the NFL, super star Gray Fowler is accustomed to obsessive fans. But when Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, his team hires an executive protection agency to guard him until the culprit is caught. Dealing with bodyguards 24/7 is a headache, especially when one of them is a young, beautiful woman. How can a female half his size possibly protect him better than he can protect himself?
Dru Porter is a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt–none of which saved her from disaster on her last assignment. In order to rebuild her tarnished reputation, she’s determined to find Gray’s stalker and, since relationships between agents and clients are forbidden, avoid a romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past.
Yet every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, they’ll survive only if they can learn to trust their lives — and their hearts — to one another.
Learn more and purchase a copy.