Monday, 28 November 2011

Gratitude Giveaway

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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Keeping Warm


Friday, 25 November 2011

The Truth About Vashtai

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Genre - Women's Inspirational Fiction
Rating - PG13
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Many women enter a relationship overwhelmed by a man's charisma, good looks or even the size of his wallet. Some women believe their beauty will keep their husband faithful, while others believe their sexual exploits are enough to maintain a relationship; there are also the women who dedicate their life to being and doing whatever their husbands desire. This is the case of Vashtai, the main character. She believed that being everything her husband needed guaranteed eternal bliss. Unfortunately most women, including Vashtai, find they have built their marriage on a false foundation. After twenty years of being all things to her husband Vashtai Terrace found herself divorced. Despite being an ideal model of the Proverbs 31 woman, a completely submitted wife her husband replaced her. In addition she recieved little guidance from her church as to what to do with her physical desires now that she was single. 

Walking away from church into the single's social scene "Lady V" emerged. Her new friends: Pamela, a woman who used plastic surgery to improve her outer appearance; Valarie, a self confident plus sized woman; and Cassie the low key intellectual each shared their personal tips on dating. Of course, this was after Leon. This story is not about how Vashtai had to take her husband to court to get child support. This is not a story about a woman out to get revenge. This story is not even about how Vashtai found joy in caring for her children nor did she declare "Jesus was her man" as she lived the rest of her life celibate. This is a story about love, passion, victory and faith and how women overcome the crap that happens.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

If We Dare To Dream

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Genre - Chick Lit
Rating - PG13 
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If We Dare to Dream is captivating! Collette Scott delivers an emotional roller coaster ride of love, anger, guilt and suspense…. Addictive to the very end!”
- KC Stone, author of Replaced by a Stranger.

“Wow! I have to say after reading Forever Sunshine I didn't think I would read a book as well written as that again. Collette has done it again!... Collette writes so well that you can visualise what is happening in your head, as though seeing the action on TV or in a film, but better! I feel so privileged at being allowed to read this book before it has even officially been published.”

Meet the Evans family:
A family torn apart by war and misfortune meets a family held together by the bonds of love.
Two families entwine after one fateful night changes their lives forever. Andrew Sheehan, former elite soldier, returns home from war and is suddenly accused of murder. Only Jamie Evans can prove his innocence.

What would you do?
A single meeting, the memory of one night, holds the key to a murder. If Jamie is correct, she gives a hero back his life. If she is wrong, she risks freeing a murderer from prison. Trusting her instincts, Jamie puts her life on hold and strives to free Andrew despite her family’s misgivings. Determined to do what is right, she vows to help him get his life back on track.

Andrew, feeling betrayed by the country he nearly died protecting, fights the demons he carries in an effort to make things work with Jamie and repair the fractured relationship with his brother Adam, who bears his own battle scars.

Dare he dream?
With Jamie and her family’s help, Andrew begins to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. Realizing that there is more to life than bitterness and resentment, he starts over again determined to make the best of his experiences. But the killer is still out there, and Andrew soon finds that he is haunting him still. 

About the Author
Always composing stories in her head, Collette began her first novel at the age of eight. Since then, she has obtained her bachelor’s degree in English literature and master’s degree in education while squeezing in her writing whenever she can. If We Dare to Dream is Collette’s third novel and the beginning of the highly anticipated Evans family series. The New England native now resides in Arizona with her husband, three children and multiple family pets.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

A Lucky Break

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Genre - Fiction
Rating - G
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On his way to a job interview James Campbell is mugged, not a good start to his day but it leads to a fortuitous discovery, he can travel through time. James quickly realises that he can use this breakthrough to amass a small fortune. It rapidly changes his life and then quite accidently he travels back to 1647 the time of Oliver Cromwell and the delectable Esmeralda. Follow him as romance blossoms but not without one or two unexpected problems along the way.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Orange Petals In A Storm

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Genre - Metaphysical / Visionary
Rating - G
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Orange Petals in a Storm: A spiritual, inspirational story to feed the soul. In Skyla's world, we find shelter from every hazard and outlive the longest night. 

A bedraggled and bruised eleven-year-old child races through the rain-drenched streets of East London as though the hounds of hell were after her. She tries to reach the home of her childhood, a home that was hers until her mother’s recent death. What becomes of Skyla McFee once she arrives there? From whom does she run?

This is a story about a wonderful child who endures great suffering at the hands of her stepfather. Though she lives in a harsh reality, she evolves spiritually despite, or perhaps because of the hurt she suffers. The magical way she transcends her unbearable life through her inner world transports us into the hauntingly beautiful world of the imagination. Telling you that Skyla triumphs over her situation is not a spoiler – because as you get to know her, you realise there is no other way. She must triumph because of who she is.

Monday, 21 November 2011

If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor

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Genre - Young Adult
Rating - PG13 (describes an eating disorder)
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Carolyn Samuels is obsessed with the idea of being popular. She is convinced that the only thing keeping her from happiness is her too heavy for fashion body and not being a cheerleader. Hyperventilating when she gets nervous doesn’t help. When she is paired for a math project with the girl who tormented her in middle school, Jennifer Taylor, she is sure it is going to be another year of pain. With Carolyn’s crush on Jennifer’s hunky junior quarterback, Brad her freshman year in high school looks like a rerun of middle school. 

When Jennifer is the only student who knows why she fell in gym class, Carolyn is blackmailed into doing her math homework in return for Jennifer’s silence. Jennifer takes on Carolyn as a pity project since she can’t be seen with someone who dresses in jeans and sweatshirts. When Jennifer invites Carolyn to spend the night to make her over and teach her to tumble, Carolyn learns Jennifer’s secret and lies to her own friends to cover it up. Will Carolyn become a cheerleader and popular? Does she continue to keep Jennifer’s secret? Or will she be a target of this mean girl again?

Friday, 18 November 2011

Home Street Home

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Genre - Literary Fiction
Rating - PG / R (Mature content)
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Georgia Saunders has shared the lives of the homeless of Virginia Beach for over three years. This is her first novel, written when she felt compelled to bring the subject to the public in a fresh way that sidesteps the world’s tendency to pigeonhole the homeless as the “other” people. Her main character, Ella, is every one of us – fallen into a world that should not even exist, but, most unfortunately, is terribly real. Georgia lives in Virginia Beach.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Frequent Traveller

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Genre - Women's Fiction 
Rating - PG13
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Catherine Dixon is everyone's dreamgirl. Girls want to be her. Men want to be with her. From her charming smile to her gentle voice, one always turns to take a second look at Cathy. Wherever she goes there isn't an ill word spoken about her. Her job as Vice President of Communications at MoonStar, one of the world's top hotel chains is to make sure guests are happy to the point of perfection.

From the blue oceans of Antigua to the bustling streets of Vietnam, the racing adrenaline at the Green Hell, the devastating natural disaster in Japan and the stunning architecture in Germany, Cathy finds herself in a whirlwind of fine dining, plush clothes and sheer extravagance. But is perfection only a mask for untold disaster? In a job that deals so much with people, Cathy goes home to an empty bed. There are no pictures on her wall, no doting phone calls from a tongue tied lover and no family holidays to boast about.

What is Cathy's secret and how will her world change when the world knows? What is the significance of the blue pendant round her neck? Who is the mysterious man she is seen with every three months? What are the contents of the brown envelope delivered to her on the fifteenth of every month? Will her secrets ever catch up with her or will Cathy continue to sail alongside perfection in the world she has created for herself as a Frequent Traveller? 

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Cemetery Street

  Missing Person Alert!

Can you help? I’m looking for someone and I’m offering a reward! It’s a person whose name I don’t know – I don’t even have a physical description, so even if their likeness was on a milk carton, I wouldn’t know ‘em. I know it’s not much to go on, but, you may know this person, or someone similar. They have to be out there – somewhere. I’m looking for someone who hasn’t loved and lost. If you find them, would you do me a favor? Would you ask them if they could relate to my novel Cemetery Street.
For those who have loved and lost, Cemetery Street is dedicated to you. For persevering through bittersweet memories and endless speculation of what could have been. If you’re up for an adventure, you could laugh, cry, and blush with protagonist James Morrison as he learns that the bonds established early in our lives echo into our futures, shaping who we are and how we relate to the world. If I may be so bold:
An Excerpt from Cemetery Street: 
“Get up!” she cried. “Run!” she smiled over her shoulder. The earth shook beneath our feet. “Faster! Faster!” Her voice swirled in the wind. “Feel it?” she shrieked, her hair dancing behind her. “Feels great. Just great!” Her laugh pierced the freight’s roar. Swimming through the train’s blast, she reminded me of a salmon - always heading upstream.

Moments earlier, she danced across a warped balance beam forty feet above the river. “If I lose my balance, even for a second - a second - I could die!” Ignoring our pleas, her forehead etched with concentration, she continued. “For what? Like there has to be a what! Would you say I died in vain, died for the thrill?” Her arms flailed. “Yes,” she answered. “Died of stupidity! Died for nothing, what a way to die! I like that. There isn’t pressure in nothing.”

Me, I’ve always felt pressure - even in nothing, even today. So I watch, I’ve always watched! Even today - I watch a snowflake slide down the front of her headstone and crash to the ground. I watch countless others stick atop her headstone. When I grow tired of watching, I run my hand over the smooth granite wiping away heaven’s frozen tears.

A breeze rustled the trees, their bare limbs swaying to the sound of her voice. I turned praying she would be sitting on the sandstone bench like she was thirteen years ago - Indian style, her wild mane speckled with snow flakes. I imagine her gaze staring across the dozing river, past the distant rushing traffic, into eternity. My gaze was met by a dusting of snow atop the bench. Disappointment consumed me. “People who do nothing but watch, feel nothing but disappointment,” she once scolded.

Today would have been her twenty-seventh birthday. Ten days ago was the first anniversary of her death. Two days from now the world will be standing on the cusp of a new millennium - without her; it will be so empty, it will be dawn without the sun.

“Happy Birthday Bug,” I whispered. “I have a surprise. It’s your favorite.” Careful not to spill a drop, I poured the steaming coffee on the ground in front of her stone. “How did you guess?” I watched the snow evaporate. “Yes, you’re right. Of course I remembered. How could I forget? ” I tell her.

“If eyes are the gateway to the soul,” she wrote prior to her accident. “Our memories are its gatekeepers.” Like a dutiful gatekeeper, I guard our memories. “Out of memory comes ritual,” she said, hiding in the breeze. “Out of ritual - meaning, out of meaning - warmth, out of warmth - love, out of love...”

“Us,” I whispered to the wind. “Beyond anyone, I remember you!”

“I didn’t forget,” I stroked the polished granite’s face. “It’s your recipe,” I confided as I placed the pie pan atop the coffee soaked soil. I retreated to the bench and cast my gaze over the sleepy river and past the rushing traffic, listening for echoes of her laughter on the wind.

If  you made it this far, you deserve a reward. If you know a person who hasn’t loved and lost, or, would like to stroll down Cemetery Street , click link, enter code ng85x and you'll become a resident. Warning! Bring tissues, four out of five romantics agree that you’ll need them.

Thank you Ravina for being a kind host, and thank you Ravina’s followers for allowing me to feel the warmth.

Kind regards,
John Zunski

Giveaway Hop - Winner


Still following those of you who've followed me, far from finished
so thank you for your patience.

The random winner for this hop is Konstanz Silverbow.
She's won a $5 gift card.

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Saturday, 12 November 2011

Giveaway Hop

My giveaway is a $5 gift card.

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*This giveaway hop is hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer & Tristi Pinkston 


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Etchings of Power

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Genre - Fantasy
Rating - PG13
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Death feeds life in the world of Denestia. The shade advances, bathing the land in blood as they massacre all before them. Magics and creatures long thought dead rise again.

To the east, in Ostania, an ancient clan re-emerges to begin their conquest anew, leaving carnage in their wake. To the west, the ruling Granadian Tribunal tries to maintain its stranglehold on its empire while expanding into Ostanian lands under the premise of converting the 'uncivilized' to the path of enlightenment.

Hope rests on the swords, intelligence, and power of four: Ryne, a living legend at the edge of madness, haunted by a murderous past, the voices of his power that whisper in his head, and hunted by the Tribunal, strives to defend a village he swore to protect. Ancel, a gifted student who has lost his way due to a love spurned, is stalked by the shade's minions and must learn to accept who he is or perish. Irmina, Ancel's former lover, and a Tribunal assassin sent to find Ryne, is mired in her quest for revenge on Ancel's parents, and must set aside her emotions or fail her final test. And Galiana Calestis, an old Matus whose greatest wish is to help her people survive, must manipulate whoever she needs to if she's to see the Chronicles come to pass.
Between warring nations, vengeful leaders, magic and steel, myth and men, the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Who can unite the kingdoms against the encroaching darkness? Who shall bring the power that drives the world to heel? Who will walk the knife's edge of harmony? If none can, then Denestia is doomed.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop - Winner

This was my first giveaway hop and it was so much fun.
I still haven't finished following all of you have followed me.
Thank you for your patience.

The random winner for this hop is Megan Kyser.
She's won a $5 gitftcard.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

My giveaway is a $5 gift card.

Follow me on my Blog, Twitter or GoodReads

Leave me a comment so I'll know who you are.

*Random winner will be picked and announced on 5 November 2011

This giveaway hop is hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer & A Diary of a Bookworm. Link


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