Mayra Calvani's Blog – December 2011 Archive (9)

Book Review: The Underlying Hand (Book One, The Divine Chronicles) by Roger P. Koch

Combining elements of drama, historical fiction and science fiction, The Underlying Hand is an original, fascinating novel that explores controversial subjects such as the origins of mankind, the Sons of God, Eden, and The Flood.

 

The story begins in the Nibiru Space Station 64,000 years before The Flood.…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 28, 2011 at 5:21am — No Comments

Book Review: A World of His Own: In the Land of the Creoles, by Arlette Gaffrey

A World of His Own is an enjoyable historical novel set in New Orleans in the early 1800′s. The novel spans a few years and centers around the life of Andre Raphael de Javon, an ambitious and handsome Frenchman who comes to America in order to become one of the richest plantation owners in Louisiana.

The story begins when he’s just arrived by ship to New Orleans in the company of his friend Charles, who’s spent the last six years studying in Europe. Charles comes…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 22, 2011 at 4:22am — No Comments

Christian YA Fantasy about Heaven and Hell

Please welcome my special guest, D.L. Reynolds. Reynolds is the author of the YA Christian fantasy, Darla Jade and the Balance of the Universe, the first book in this his new series for fans of fantasy and adventure fiction. I had the pleasure of reviewing his book last week. You can read my review …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 16, 2011 at 3:45am — No Comments

New Novel about the Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest

If you’re a fan of historical novels, are interested in the Aztecs, and would like to try something different, you’ll enjoy Five Dances with Death: Dance One, by …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 16, 2011 at 3:43am — No Comments

Book Review: The Lucky Baseball: My Story in a Japanese-American Internment Camp, by Suzanne Lieurance

The Lucky Baseball is a highly entertaining and educational novel about a young Japanese-American boy whose dream is to become a famous baseball player. Set during the time of the war between the US and Japan, the…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 16, 2011 at 3:41am — No Comments

Book review: Darla Jade and the Balance of the Universe, by D. L. Reynolds

Darla Jade and the Balance of the Universe is part of an exciting YA series for fans of fantasy, adventure and Christian literature.



The story begins in a cemetery when 13-year old Darla Jade's soul is 'raised from her grave' by Striker, the creature that calls the souls at the resurrection before they're to go to…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 9, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Interview with Children’s Fantasy Author Kai Strand

Kai Strand is a middle grade and young adult author. She lives in Central Oregon with her husband and children. They love to hike and geocache. She reads every story she writes to them. They are amazingly patient and remain appropriately enthusiastic. Kai has had several short stories published online and in…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 7, 2011 at 4:10am — No Comments

Teach your kids English, Spanish and French at the same time

Here's a holiday gift idea for your little girl or girls: My Sister is My Best Friend, by Nicole Weaver.



My Sister is My Best Friend is a children's picture book for ages 2 to 7 written in three languages: English, Spanish…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 2, 2011 at 8:02am — No Comments

Meet the author of the Amazon bestseller, One Pelican at a Time

Nancy is the bestselling author of the four Bella and Britt Series books for children:  One Pelican at a Time (eighteen weeks on Amazon Bestselling List), Sea Turtle Summer, Bella Saves the Beach and Mystery at Manatee Key. All are published by Guardian Angel Publishing.

 

She…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 1, 2011 at 7:41am — No Comments

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