Thursday, May 5, 2016

Emergency Response

Emergency Response 

First Responders #4

Mass Market Paperback, ebook 

May 10, 2016

by Susan Sleeman


  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Love Inspired 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373447411

DESIGNATED TARGET 

On her way to visit a little girl she recently helped save, paramedic Darcie Stephens is attacked by a stranger dead-set on killing her. She escapes unscathed when detective Noah Lockhart comes to her rescue, but an officer finds a hit list dropped by the assailant—and Darcie's name is next. Now with an assassin constantly on their heels, Darcie and Noah must uncover why somebody wants her dead. Noah fights hard to protect Darcie, but she's determined to keep the cop at arm's length. After all she's lost, she's afraid to love again, especially a handsome lawman with a guarded heart. And a murderer doesn't plan to let Darcie live long enough for any second chances. 



My thoughts: EMERGENCY RESPONSE is a fast read. Darcie is a EMT/paramedic and is checking on a family with a handicapped little girl when suddenly, someone is trying to choke her to death. The first page -- the action starts. And doesn't stop. The thing that stands out is that the "bad guys" are bad shots and cannot hit the broad side of a barn. Lucky for Darcie and Noah! But the hits never stop coming, Darcie's locations are compromised and Noah won't leave her side unless she has someone with her that he trusts. Car bombs. Attempted strangulation. Shootings. And murders that seem to be related to the case. Are they? I read this through in one sitting and couldn't wait to see what happened next. If you like romantic suspense, Susan Sleeman is on of the best Love Inspired Suspense authors out there. 5 stars.  



FIRST RESPONDERS SERIES
Brave men and women alert and ready for danger and love.

A six member, elite First Response Squad- including two negotiators, a bomb tech, a sniper, an EMT, and a team leader.
Book 1 - Silent Night Standoff - Nov/2014
Book 2 - Explosive Alliance - May/2015
Book 3 - High-Caliber Holiday - Nov/2015
Book 4 - Emergency Response - May/2016
Book 5 - Silent Sabotage - August/2016
Book 6 - Christmas Conspiracy - Dec/2016







Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A Great Book + A Great Cause! Proceeds from Becky Wade's Newest Romance Go to Charity


Her One and Only by Becky WadeNew from Becky Wade!
Buy a great book, support a great cause! For the next week only, a percentage of the sales of Her One and Only will go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a nonprofit organization that supports veterans and their families.
After years in the NFL, superstar Gray Fowler is used to obsessive fans. But when Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, his team insists on hiring an executive protection agency. Dealing with bodyguards 24/7 is a headache, especially when one of them is a young, beautiful woman half his size.Dru Porter is a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black beltnone of which saved her from disaster on her last assignment. In order to rebuild her tarnished reputation, shes determined to find Grays stalker and do it strictly by the book. She cant afford to get attached.Yet every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, theyll survive only if they can learn to trust their livesand their heartsto one another.
When Dru matches wits with Gray, their connection is as electric as their budding romance is sweet.RT Book Reviews
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Swept Away

Swept Away: A Squeaky Clean Honeymoon Novella 

Squeaky Clean Mysteries #12

Kindle Edition and paperback

by Christy Barritt


  • Print Length: 120 pages
  • Publisher: River Heights 
  • Publication Date: April 18, 2016
  • ASIN: B01EI2IZGG

Finding the perfect place for a honeymoon, away from any potential danger or mystery, is challenging. But Gabby’s longtime love and newly minted husband, Riley Thomas, has done it. He has found a location with a nonexistent crime rate, a mostly retired population, and plenty of opportunities for relaxation in the warm sun. 

Within minutes of the newlyweds’ arrival, a convoy of vehicles descends on a nearby house, and their honeymoon oasis is destroyed like a sandcastle in a storm. Despite Gabby’s and Riley’s determination to keep to themselves, trouble comes knocking at their door—literally—when a neighbor is abducted from the beach directly outside their rental. 

Will Gabby and Riley be swept away with each other during their honeymoon . . . or will a tide of danger and mayhem pull them under? 

My thoughts: SWEPT AWAY is a honeymoon novella set around the excitement of Gabby and Riley's lives--is it even possible they'll be able to enjoy a romantic vacation for two without trouble finding them? Not likely. Gabby tried very hard to be good and stay out of the mystery, but with an intruder, then being framed for the disappearance, and the police even thinking they did it when the "owner" said no one was supposed to be at his vacation home, what could they do but jump "on-board" and figure out who is really behind it, despite the threat on their own lives? I couldn't stop reading SWEPT AWAY. I'm not sure where this is in the series collection (11.5, I think) but it doesn't matter. Even though the two main characters remain the same, and they are always written in Gabby's point of view, the mysteries in most of the books stand alone and are not connected in any way. If you like cozy mysteries and novellas then you will love SWEPT AWAY. 5 stars. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Handy English Grammar Answer Book

The Handy English Grammar Answer Book
Junior High to Adult. Price $21.95
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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

Adventure Bible Heroes of the Bible Treasury and Great Stories of the Bible Collections



Heroes of the Bible Treasury 

(I Can Read! / Adventure Bible level 2) 

Hardcover

May 3, 2016

by David Miles (Illustrator)


  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: I Can Read! / Adventure Bible
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310750963

The Adventure Bible Bible Story Collection is a six book treasury of level 2 Adventure Bible I Can Read titles designed for newly independent readers and based on the Adventure Bible—the #1 Bible for kids!
Read all about people in Bible times and their adventures in these well-known Bible stories.
This 6-book bind-up includes:
  • Elijah and the Power of God ISBN: 9780310750819
  • A King, A Statue and a Fiery Furnace ISBN: 9780310750932
  • Miracles of Jesus ISBN: 9780310732426
  • A Father’s Love ISBN: 9780310732402
  • The Good Samaritan ISBN: 9780310746621
  • Paul Deliver’s God’s Message ISBN: 9780310750765


Great Stories of the Bible 

(I Can Read! / Adventure Bible level 2) 

Hardcover – May 3, 2016

by David Miles (Illustrator)


  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: I Can Read! / Adventure Bible
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310750994

Great Stories of the Bible is a six book treasury of level 2 Adventure Bible I Can Read titles designed for newly independent readers and based on the Adventure Bible—the #1 Bible for kids!
Read all about people in Bible times and their adventures in these well-known Bible stories.
This 6-book bind-up includes:
  • God’s Great Creation ISBN: 9780310732389
  • Noah’s Voyage ISBN: 9780310746836
  • Joseph the Dreamer ISBN: 9780310750840
  • Moses Leads the People ISBN: 9780310732365
  • Ruth and Naomi ISBN: 9780310746508
  • Brave Queen Esther ISBN: 9780310746669

My thoughts: These two books are a compilation of six of Adventure Bibles and Zonderkidz previously published I can Read Bible stories bound in one collection for easy use.  My beginning reader enjoyed reading these stories and seeing the pictures. I recommend this for homeschools, church libraries, Christian day cares, church libraries and Christian schools as well as grandparents and parents who want to help their children master reading skills while learning Bible stories.  Excellent collections. 5 stars. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mars . . . with Venus Rising


Mars with Venus Rising Hope Toler Dougherty


Mars . . . with Venus Rising

by Hope Toler Dougherty   

Contemporary Romance

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
Hope Toler Dougherty holds a Master's degree in English and taught at East Carolina University as well as York Technical College. A member of ACFW, RWA and SinC, she writes for Almost an Author. Before writing novels, she published non-fiction articles on topics ranging from gardening with children to writing apprehension. She cheers for the Pittsburgh Steelers, ACC basketball, and Army West Point Football. Hope and her husband, Kevin, live in North Carolina and have two daughters and twin sons.


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Travel to the small town of Mars, where you'll find a meddling horse, paper bag floors, and a flying saucer on the town square—in Hope Toler Dougherty's book, Mars . . . with Venus Rising. Penn Davenport dreams of passing the CPA exam and moving 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.




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    Saturday, April 30, 2016

    Join Becky Wade for a Facebook Party May 5


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    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.







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    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.