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The Named - Marianne Curley

Let yourself go and be fully immersed into this wonderful new series "The Guardians of Time" - A series filled with adventures , history and romance . Review : The Named by Marianne Curley- 2002 I want you to sit back, relax and imagine what it would be like if you could change the past ? However , in changing even the slightest thing in the past can hold drastic consequences and set off a domino effect into the future. What if by chance, your great- great x 4 ancestor dies , you have two options A) Not be born at all or B) Born into a different family and entire environment.  Meet Ethan, he has the gift and is one of "The Named" , his ability is to time-travel .When he has the chance to earn his wings by training an Apprentice , he readily agrees. However , this is not going to be as easy as he thought , the new Apprentice is his frenemy Matt's younger sister Isabel. Isabel holds the gift of healing and it is his job to train her within 3 weeks and take h

VBT : A Pecunious Life - How to Have a Life Abounding in True Wealth

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Have you ever wondered how you could have a life filled with all the riches in the world , well today readers with Mike Dolan , I present you with his latest book "A Pecunious Life - How to Have a Life Abounding in True Wealth" along with an interview with the author himself . Review : A Pecunious Life- Mike Dolan -2010 The book A Pecunious Life written by Author Mike Dolan has great advice for improving ones life, not only does the author write details of how to become more wealthy, but he incorporates his own experiences which are woven into lessons of life quality. Learning from the past, learning from mistakes, learning from beliefs or mis-beliefs, life-altering events, and exercises where the author asks you to sit in a quiet place and reflect on the lessons given. The book is not really about becoming wealthy in the money sense, but wealthy in the spiritual and happiness sense. Could we be happy with less? Happiness is a state of mind- I found this educational

Passing Strange - Daniel Waters

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Are you sick of the Vampires and Werewolves craze ? Well move over Vampires and Werewolves, make way for Zombies. These Zombies however are not the killer kind that we see on the big-screen in movies like Dawn of the Dead and Land of the Dead ,nope these Zombies resemble your deceased friends, family members and are attending your schools. Review: Passing Strange - Daniel Waters -2010 Imagine turning up to school and all your friends who had died are now Zombies except you are not allowed to call them Zombies , they are the Living Impaired. For those who haven't read Generation Dead and Kiss of Life (Book One and Two) then you may find Passing Strange more than a tad odd."Just A Warning". This is one of those series , where in order to follow the story you have to read the books in order. Whereas the first two stories follow the main characters of Phoebe , Tommy and her friend Adam and their interesting love triangle - a bit like Stephenie Meyer has created with th

FallOut - GJ Moffat

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"You can't always protect the ones you love , sometimes you have to make a choice" Review: Fallout - GJ Moffat -2010 Starting off a few months where the first book "Daisy Chain" finished , Logan has settled into a routine and family life with his new found daughter Ellie , he has met someone new and is dating DI Rebecca Irvine and life is starting to look up for them all. Until tragedy hits , starting with Rebecca meeting her old ex Rockstar Roddy at his concert and Logan's friend Alex doing a celebrity protection job. Somebody has been following Logan carefully and wants him dead and not only Logan but those around him whom he cares for . When celebrity singer Roddy is killed , Rebecca seems to be the number one suspect unfortunately the people who killed him are after her and want the job finished. Can Rebecca solve the murder of Roddy before the next grave they will be digging and placing a tombstone on is hers ? When the celebrity protection job turns

Unburdened - Chris Tiegreen

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Do you feel like life has got a hold of you and is pulling you deeper and deeper under it's surface? In the bible, God promised us all the freedom from having to ever worry again , what do you think life would be like if you believed in the word? Unburdened - Chris Tiegreen -2010 Thank you to Tyndale Publishers . How would you feel if all those worries, pains and problems that have been holding you back or that you are experiencing , went "poof" and disappeared forever ? How would your life be then, would you be able to go out and experience more and place all your worries with God ? Author Chris Tiegreen brings together a good study guide to how to let God take care of your worries and let you live life with ease so that you may never again have to worry about those sleepless nights of tossing and turning , those horrible little anxious butterflies that flutter around in your tummy or those panic attacks that some of us including me work ourselves into a tiny stat

Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a witch , do you remember the ol' TV Show Sabrina the Teenage Witch with her warlock turned cat Salem - All the trouble she got into for doing her spells ? With the rise of Supernatural genres in books , it's not uncommon that most people are currently reading novels that have some kind of supernatural reference. For me I find it fun and fascinating , I love things that are outta this world. Review : Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins - 2010 ( Book One) " My Mother says I must not pass too near to the glass; she is afraid that I will see A little witch that looks like me; With a red mouth to whisper low , The very thing I should not know" - Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt.  For Sophie Mercer ,being a witch isn't all fun and games . She doesn't get to ride a broomstick or have a talking cat like Sabrina and unfortunatley for Sophie her spells tend to get her into a huge bunch of trouble from students breaking their bones to tryin

The Language of Secrets- Dianne Dixon

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What if everything you had ever known was a lie ? What if you had gaps in your memory and didn't know the reason behind it? Review: The Language of Secrets-Dianne Dixon -2010 Justin Fisher has it all , a wonderful career , a loving wife and child. Now in order to move on with his life , he is ready to meet his estranged family unfortunatley it is easier said than done. When Justin Fisher arrives to his hometown , he finds out that his parents have both passed away. Upon visiting their graves, he notices a small grave next to it - His own. How can this be, when he is standing right here? This is where the book gets very exciting as we are dragged into the world of Justin Fisher and we learn all about his empty past, why has he got so many gaps and how come is sisters don't recognise him ? Can Justin Fisher find out the who he is and why their is a grave for him or will he realise that in order to move on with his future, that the past doesn't matter or will his eager tas

Indiana Jones Supernaturalized

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Are you a fan of the Indiana Jones Quartet , The Librarian Trilogy , Relic Hunter, National Treasure just to name a few ? Does treasure hunting and artifacts make your blood bubble with passion and excitement? Review : Brooklyn Knight - CJ Henderson- 2010 Meet Professor Piers Knight , a curator at the Brooklyn Museum and a supernatural Indiana Jones. When his new intern arrives for the summer , Bridget thinks that this is going to be a nice easy museum job where she can learn more about New York, Artifacts etc. However this summer is about to become a summer that Bridget is never going to forget and one she couldn't ever imagine. On the night of her arrival , the Dream Stone is stolen and Piers and Bridget are called back to the museum . Bridget is told to rush away but catches just enough of the theatrics including blood , brains, splatter and her boss flying through the air. What started as a simple intern job has just gotten complicated as Bridget must join Piers on the hunt

Move over Donny Osmond and Make way for David Cassidy

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Who remembers from the mid-70's Decade , the days of Donny Osmond , The Jackson Five and the rising star of the mid 1970's courtesy of The Partridge Family - Mr. David Cassidy. Authoress Allison Pearson remembers clearly as her latest book is released "I Think I Love You" on July 9th 2010 in New Zealand. Review: I Think I Love You - Allison Pearson-2010 Were you a fan of The Partridge Family, Did you glue yourself to the Television whenever the hunky David Cassidy made an appearance ? Did you have your bedroom walls adorned with David Cassidy posters (For Me it was in the years of Leonardo Dicaprio and Heath Ledger). This book flashes back to the year 1974 , David Cassidy is the new teen heartthrob and for Welsh teenager Petra , it's like Donny Who ? ,I only care about David Cassidy.Her Bible growing up had nothing to do with religion but was in fact "The Essential David Cassidy Magazine" , whom had no relation in fact with David Cassidy himself, bu

Romance and Rock N Rolling with Trish Silver

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When Television and Music mix , it brings together shows like American Idol , Popstars , So You think you can..... , Eurovision and the (Insert where you live) Got Talent . With this popularity, it's no wonder that authors have used this as a plot setting for their many stories from Ben Elton's Dead Famous to Ilana Fox's Spotlight and today's author has mixed this trend with a hint of romance -which be honest girls and some guys who are to proud to admit they spend their time reading those kind of books -really enjoy and thrive on. Today's author Trish Silver brings to us her new book " When I Remember Love" with some extra features to add to her tour. Bio of Authoress : Trish Silver I was born and raised in Whitefish Bay, WI. I went to college at the University of Cincinnati. I moved to Los Angeles in the turbulent 1960's and met my husband Ed. We have been happily married for 41 years and have two sons, Matthew and David. We also have two

Be Security Wise with Diane Griffin :

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Have you always wondered how safe you were really ? Ever wondered about Security Clearance and it's process ? Author Diane Wise talks to us about her Book " Everything You Wanted to Know About the Security Clearance Process, But Are Afraid To Ask: Professional Guidance for Obtaining and Maintaining a Security Clearance " and she has provided us with her musings . "Everything You Wanted to Know About the Security Clearance Process, But Are Afraid To Ask: Professional Guidance for Obtaining and Maintaining a Security Clearance " Bio: Diane Griffin, President and owner of Security First & Associates, says her motivation for writing Everything You Wanted to Know About the Security Clearance Process, But Are Afraid To Ask: Professional Guidance for Obtaining and Maintaining a Security Clearance came from the more than two decades of people she has assisted, both in her role as a private security contractor, and as the head of personnel or security within m

Angel's Blood : A Guild Hunter Novel

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Are you sick of Vampire novels , how about if we chuck in a taste of Vampire Hunters and Archangels ? Review: Angel's Blood - A Guild Hunter Novel - Nalini Singh-2010 Wanting a novel that has that sense of Gothicness, Romance and Action-Packed with a hint of Fun and Sexiness ? Then Angel's Blood , the first book in the Guild Hunter Series by Nalini Singh is right for you. Meet Elena Deveraux , I think I've been watching too much Vampire Diaries ,either that or reading too many Kelley Armstrong books as both their main female characters are called Elena. Elena Deveraux is a Vampire Hunter , she's the best at what she does and has been rewarded greatly for it. When a job comes up at the Guild and the request is for Elena , she readily accepts but is Elena over her head with this job as she soon realises it involves working for the Archangel Raphael whose known for his brutal displays of punishment if they fail. Elena is hired to capture an Archangel whom has gone ro

Diamonds in The Rough

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“I see a woman who is just like the stars outside. She is shining as bright as she can with hope that someone sees her except this woman is far better than them. She’s a diamond.” I am joined today by Authoress Vogue , to share with you her new book "Diamonds in the Rough" and her other titles coming in the "Diamond Series". As we say , this book is definitely bound to be a girl's best friend as the quote reads "Diamond's are a girls best friend". Book Description : A Diamond in the Rough-2010 Carmen Davenport is living the American dream. Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she has anything that a twenty-one year old college student would want: supportive parents, a set of fly friends, and an inheritance to one of the most lucrative clothing companies in New York: Flame, Inc. The only thing missing is love, but that doesn’t seem to faze her until she lays eyes on Jay Santiago, a Puerto Rican drug lord who is destined to make Carmen his at

Innocence : The Absence of Guilt

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If someone committed a crime , could you tell whether they were innocent or not? What if you knew them so well and knew that they could never commit such a crime? would you represent them as their friend as their lawyer , somebody they could trust and use? The Accused -Mark Gimenez-2010 For A.Scott Feeney , his life the past twenty-two months and eight days have been the worst. Trying to reclaim his life after his wife walked out on him and his daughters and moved in with famous golfer Trey Rawlins . In this novel, he seems the equivalent of Tiger Woods- affairs and his golfing. One morning, Rebecca wakes up drenched in blood, next to his Trey Rawlins stabbed to death and Rebecca having no other suspects ,is their number one murderer. One Phone call to A.Scott , their first contact since they parted ways "Help Me Please". As the mother of his daughter and the fact they were married for Eleven years, A.Scott rushes to her side as her lawyer. What follows, is a court-case f

Runaway Not Runway with Meg Cabot

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Ever wondered what it would be like to live in somebody else’s shoes what about their body? Would it be worth it if they were beautiful, popular and a supermodel? For Emerson Watts that is exactly what happened when after a freak accident in Airhead (Book one) caused Emerson’s brain to be inserted in Nikki’s body and for Emerson it was anything but fun and enjoyable. Review: Runaway- Meg Cabot – Book #3 in the Airhead Series -2010 Now being held captive along with Brandon Stark, son of Richard Stark the man who caused all of Emerson’s and Nikki’s problems. Emerson has had enough, after being reunited with the real Nikki Howard who also went under transformation, Nikki’s brain in a somewhat ordinary girl. Emerson must find out with the help of Christopher, Frida, Lulu, Gabriel and Steven what exactly it was that Stark Corporations wanted Nikki’s brain dead for and was willing to go to lengths to cover up. Is this the end for Emerson being Nikki? Can Emerson return to her normal lif

Insaitable - Meg Cabot

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With the Vampire craze on the rise ,many authors are now venturing into the realm of writing Vampire Fiction. Chick-Lit Author Meg Cabot, known for her famous series "The Princess Diaries Series for Teens" which was also made into two Movies starring Anne Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis and her Adult series "The Heather Wells Mysteries" and "Queen of Babble". Insatiable-Meg Cabot-2010 Have you ever read the book Numbers by Rachel Ward or watched the Nicholas Cage movie Knowing? If so then already this is the book for you as the number one factor in the above is what makes Insatiable character Meena Harper important. Meet Meena , she works as a TV writer for the soap opera Insatiable , she also has a gift well in her sense a curse, she can tell when people are going to die and how. Meena angry that she has missed out in becoming top producer thought that her day couldn't get any worse unfortunately it is , if their is one thing that Meena hates -it is t

New Feature :On My Wishlist

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On My Wishlist: Hey all , I have decided to join "On My Wishlist". Each Week , I will place the Top 3 Books that I want to read along with their covers and a description. Feel free to comment :) Almost to Die For: A Vampire Princess Novel by Tate Hallaway Twilight meets The Princess Diaries in the new series from the author of Honeymoon of the Dead On her sixteenth birthday, Anastasija Parker learns that her so-called deadbeat dad is actually a vampire king. And he wants Ana to assume her rightful position at his side, in spite of the fact that she has witch's blood running through her veins-from her mother's side. Too bad witches and vampires are mortal enemies. And now Ana's parents are at each other's throats over her future. It's up to Ana to make a choice, but deciding your eternal destiny is a pretty big deal for a girl who just wants to get through high school. Dracula, My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker - Syrie James

The Supernatural Creature Literary discusses Vampires.

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Vampires, wherever you turn they are everywhere. On your Television with True Blood- Sookie Stackhouse, The Vampire Diaries with their love triangle- Stefan, Elena and Damon. What about on the big screen? Twilight Quartet, Blade, Supernatural, the Covenant. How about books? Twilight Saga, Dru Anderson Series, The Den of Shadows Quartet, Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse, Vampire High and Beach, Vamps, Evernight -The list goes on and on and on my friends. We are living in a world of literature that is thriving in the Vampire genre, that supernatural theme that has the whole world a-buzzing. Think back, through all your favourite authors and have a look at how many of them has moved their writing to fit in with Vampires. Melissa De La Cruz was formerly most known for her books The Au Pairs and now one of her most popular series are Blue Bloods -once again a Vampire Series which is Gossip Girl meets Upper East Side Vampires. LJ Smith, she has written many supernatural series, bu

New Feature - In My Mailbox

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In My Mailbox : I noticed that on a few sites they had the weekly post called "In my Mailbox" which is a list of books that they have received/bought/borrowed to review on their website :) This idea was started by The Story Siren ( www.thestorysiren.com) and I saw it first on my friend's site BCC BookChickCity (www.bookchickcity.com). Received from Authors : The Courtship of Reason - Sheri Wright Genre : Poetry Description : A Collection of Poems from Sheri Wright River Passage - P.M Terrell Genre: Historical Creative Non-Fiction Description: River Passage is the harrowing story of the Donelson Party as they migrated westward to Fort Nashborough in 1779 and 1780. The trip was supposed to take four weeks but instead, it took more than four months. Mary Neely, her mother Margaret and her nine brothers and sisters were on the voyage. Their river route took them through Chickamauga Indian Territory at the height of the Chickamauga Indian Wars. Some of the settl

Theodore Boone -Young Lawyer

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Are you a fan of John Grisham , enjoy his legal thrillers? Author John Grisham has recently released "Theodore Boone -Young Lawyer" and for John Grisham, this book is a first in more than just one way. 1) John Grisham has always written his books for the adult audience and 2) John Grisham never writes series. "Theodore Boone-Young Lawyer" is aimed at the Young Adult audience ages 12+ and is also the first book in a new series following the adventures of Theodore Boone. Review- Theodore Boone-Young Lawyer- June 2010 Do you religiously watch shows like Criminal Minds, CSI , NCIS or Bones? Do you enjoy reading about courtroom trials and the jinks they get up to inside?. Author John Grisham has released his first ever YA Book and Book one in a new series titled "Theodore Boone -Young Lawyer". Theodore Boone's parents are both lawyers , so it's not odd that he dreams of being a grand lawyer one day. When a murder trial hits his small town of Stratt

Am I too Succumb(us) to the Supernatural ?

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With the rise of supernatural beings in fiction, it is no wonder our readingpalettes have been obscured with V ampires, werewolves, fallen angels and demons and, if you are like me, then when you read one book or a particular author, you yearn for more; it’s like a calling for you – “I must read more”. To me, when I hear the word series, two words come to mind “formula” and “fiction”. For all those who don’t speak librarian lingo, “formula fiction” is when a book follows the same format in plot, and it’s what we seek as reliable, as we all know what we are in for. Being asked to write about a favourite series of books, one of my favourites – and one that I am waiting patiently for book five to arrive – is the “Georgina Kincaid Series”, written by Richelle Mead. Richelle is more popularly known as the authoress of the “Vampire Academy Series” aimed at teens. The Georgina Kincaid series pushes the supernatural to the next level. It moves the reader into the world of the semi-erotic,