Woo okay finally doing a top book of the month. This month was tough because I didn't read as much as I usually do so I don't have as much to choose from this time. So I guess I have to go with...
The Expanse #1 was by far my favorite sci-fi book so far. It had everything in it that I love even a little bit of romance so it was a no brainer this month. Continue Reading
THE TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS
On-Sale: June 14, 2016
The four Turner sisters agree on very few things, but on one point they’re in accord: none of them has any interest in performing. Nell is happily married with a baby of her own; 13-year-old Kit’s greatest wish is to stop growing taller; Winnie’s love of learning has her yearning for college; and Gert knows that she wants to live a better life than her mother’s. In 1919, the Turners are barely scraping by. When their father loses his job and their tenuous place barely above the poverty line is threatened, their mother decides to enter her family into the world of vaudeville.
Traveling by train from town to town, the Turner women find a new kind of freedom in the company of performers who are diverse as their acts. Along the way, the Turners face dangers and turns of fate for which they could never have prepared.
Told in turn by shy Winnie and headstrong Gert, THE TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS (Gallery Books; June 14, 2016; Hardcover; $24.99) is a story of awakening – to unexpected possibilities, to love and heartbreak, and to the dawn of a New American era. Continue Reading
The highly effective team of genetically enhanced soldiers code-named Chaos Company has returned to the United States to be commended for their bravery. While on leave the team finds themselves at odds with the highly dangerous mercenary Liam King, who has been contracted to assassinate President Jennifer Grey. Chaos Company thwarts Liam’s attack, but at the cost of their team leader's life.
With their leader killed the team looks to Corporal Desmond Striker to guide them in a hunt for Liam. During their hunt the team will find themselves in the cross-hairs of a private military company and have their abilities pushed to their limits. Before Chaos Company finally comes to blows with Liam they will discover that their greatest threat is a leader within their own country.
Blaize is a powerful but inexperienced energetic. Having only just passed her first Chakra Trial, Manipura, fire, she is sent to Canada to an expert Maven to be trained in her second energy: Ajna, or the mind.
Her Maven is the mysterious and reluctant Cuinn, who has problems of his own - disturbing dreams that appear to show him standing against the destruction of the energetics race. When he discovers that Blaize is part of the prophecy, he knows her training needs accelerating - but he’s not prepared for the heat she brings to his normally calm and ordered world.
But both Cuinn and Blaize have secrets of their own, secrets that could destroy their partnership before it’s begun - a partnership that has a far greater importance than they realize.
Will they trust each other before it's too late?
The first in a captivating new series of romance and magic, family and loyalty, love and power. Continue Reading
Today, I'm joined by one half of the Rhewination: Erin Rhew. For those that don't know, Erin is a young adult fantasy author who is married to adult thriller author, Deek Rhew. Together, they are "the Rhews," and their street team is the Rhewination!
Last week, Deek went on blog tour to celebrate the release of his latest book, 122 Rules. And this week, Erin is on tour to promote her fantasy trilogy, The Fulfillment Series! PS. There's a giveaway--a $50 Amazon gift card!!
So, here's a little bit more about Erin, Deek, and The Fulfillment Series:
I won't be very active for the weeks to come, not until May. Because I'm going on vacation! Finally a vacation for Ashley that is more than needed. A little fresh air and sunshine and beach water, yes please. So that means that I will not be answering any emails until May so please be patient. I reviewed all the books that I promised I would in April so I won't be behind schedule because of this trip.
I have some posts scheduled to post while I'm gone so my site won't be completely empty during those days. I'm mainly just giving authors that email me a heads up that it might be a while before I get back to you. Sorry for the inconvenience but this vacation is important to me.
Happy reading everyone! Continue Reading
My second short story has been published in this amazing free magazine. I'll include a link so anyone that would like to read a collection of great poems and stories from freelance writers just like myself. Please everyone show your support to all the lovely writers out there and enjoy this great FREE magazine! Continue Reading
Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.
Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute.
Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over another girl’s body, get her in shape, and then return to her own body—leaving her client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catches…
For one, Morgan won’t remember what happens in her “Loaner” body. Once she’s done, she won’t recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with the super-cute Reducer she’s been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, it’s all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start…
Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morgan’s mind. She’s feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests from an anti–Body Institute organization threaten her safety, she’ll have to decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soul… Continue Reading
Ten Most Delicious Desserts Inspired by Novels
by Andrea Lochen
As an avid reader with a major sweet tooth, I love when authors include the recipes for the yummy desserts they’ve made me drool over throughout their book. It’s a marriage of two of my favorite activities—reading and baking! And if you’re a book club member, what better treat to bring to your meeting than a dessert straight out of the novel? Here are ten of my favorite book-inspired desserts! Continue Reading
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