A native of Chicago, former police detective Chris Karslen grew up with a love of history and books. An only child, she spent a lot of time reading, developing ‘fictional friends’, and getting lost in the world of stories.
Naturally, her love of reading and books led to writing of her own, and when she retired from her police work she finally decided to fulfil her lifelong secret desire. In 2003, she sat down and wrote her first line—and she hasn’t looked back since.…Continue
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The Long Road Home: The Death and Birth of America is Nick West’s second novel and the sequel to his first book, The Great Southern Circus.
In this story, we follow the lives of the same characters from book 1 as they traverse the difficult and painful years of the American Civil War. Four people, four lives: two men–one white, one black–join the…Continue
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A native of Gainesville, Florida, author Nick West attended the University of Florida where he became interested in writing. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, and together with his family, have owned and operated a landscape business in the area for over twenty years. He and his wife Kay and their children, Tammy, John and Christy, along with their families all live on the farm where…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on January 2, 2013 at 8:05am — No Comments
Please welcome my special guest, romantic suspense author Kaylin McFarren. I recently had the chance to read and review her latest novel, Severed Threads, and I have to say it is an entertaining, thrilling read. Kaylin was generous enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer my questions about her book and her writing. I hope you’ll enjoy the…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on November 26, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Two centuries ago, the Temple Initiates made up the Order of the Dragon, named after the Great Dragon Shyrdasa that once lived within Dragon Park. Legend told that a group of knights once helped the Dragon and her unborn young. As a reward for their valor, the Dragon awarded them secret knowledge, martial powers and magic. The Dragon also chose women throughout the Hugue to serve…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on June 17, 2012 at 3:40am — No Comments
Alabaster Black is hiding from the United States Government. Over the past two years she’s had different identities. As a forensic accountant, she does forensic investigations of people’s finances in order to protect the country’s internal financial system and stop dangerous greed. But her latest report to secret organization…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on June 15, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments
Teaching young readers about our countries history is easy and fun with the Professor Tuesday series of books by Jeffery L. Schatzer. I've had the opportunity to read his wonderful adventure about The Underground Railroad and found it very interesting and surprisingly fun to read. Although the subject matter is touchy, he has provided middle grade readers an opportunity to become engaged with characters they can relate to.
For a chance to…
Added by Kristi Bernard on May 17, 2012 at 10:16pm — No Comments
Teaching children good manners is a required item on any parents “to do” list. Children can learn to be respectful and courteous at a very young age. Instead of making learning manners a cumberson task, teach them how with a fun, easy to read story that has a princess, a dragon, a fairy and a wizard. It might even be fun for you to send your little…Continue
Added by Kristi Bernard on May 1, 2012 at 11:05pm — No Comments
What happens when a moody teenage angel is forced to attend high-school?
The answer is Griffin's Fire.
Griffin's Fire is the second installment in Darby Karchut's Terrae Angeli young adult fantasy series, published by …Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on April 27, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Do you ever wanna just walk away from your kids in public and act like you don't know who the hell they are? No? Surely that's not just me. Call me Mommy Dearest if you will, but when my kids have a brain fart and act like complete Neanderthals who've never heard of manners, I sometimes think it would be easier to point and stare and pretend like I'm disgusted by the horrible excuse…
“I’m soooo sorry, Are you ok?,”- that’s what the old lady in my hydrorider class said to me after she accidently dropped her 55lb bike on my head as I was helping her get it into the water. I was fine but had to hold an icepack on the side of my face for the whole duration of the water “spin” class.
We had joined our gym a few years ago and it took me the longest time to even try a group class. I…Continue
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Sara is not a typical 11 year old. Her parents are dedicated to saving animals and using nature to cure diseases. Sara learns of an ancient legacy and the power within her to save endangered animals. An 800-year old medallion holds the key to unlocking her power. Learn about the book here http://bit.ly/Serpentauria Learn about the author here…Continue
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Last week I called the instructor at the local Ropes Course. We were set to attend with our homeschool group in a few days, and I realized that although it may be interesting to watch the older kids climb, zip and whirl, it'd be more fun if my two oldest could participate fully.
The answer I got: The harnesses can be fit on very young children. It's more about their personal will and interest.
So, we woke early a few days later, tossed our picnic in the car, and drove as…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on August 10, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments
Talee and The Fallen Object by Jacquitta McManus.
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Looking for a unique gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? Smartbox is a website that is perfect for thinking outside the box (pun intended) when it comes to gift buying. They have over 3300 activities and destinations under five different themes to choose from: Adventure,…Continue
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I live in such a nice little town that meeting someone unpleasant is always a bit of a slap in the face. But it happens, of course. I guess no place is immune.
Yesterday, my daughter wanted to go to the library. She's 12, and she likes to visit "The Teen Place," a special room that houses all the YA offerings, along with a few tables and a line of computers. It has a neon sign and is very hip looking. I knew she'd come out with an armload of Manga books.
Well, I love the…Continue
Check out my review and enter for a chance to win an autographed copy at http://kristisbooknook.blogspot.com…Continue
Added by Kristi Bernard on March 6, 2011 at 9:46pm — No Comments