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2/12/16

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REVIEW
This is a 3 pack pacifiers with clips.  Three different designs. If you've ever spent endless time looking for  your baby's paci then you need this handy and convenient item. It will keep the paci from falling on the ground and getting dirty. You can attach these clips to strollers, the baby's clothes, blanket and the plastic teeth on the clips will never rust.  Really nice since it will get wet.  If they get dirty, just hand wash in warm soapy water.  In the box was also a pacifier holder where you stick an extra pacifier in the diaper bag, glove box or anywhere you might need a second pacifier. If you have a little one, you will definitely want to get this set of three pacifiers with plastic holder. A durable and very needed item.
 

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I would give this item 5 STARS.



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WITCH'S MARKET by Mingmei Yip












THE WITCH'S MARKET
by
Mingmei Yip




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 From the author of Secret of a Thousand Beauties and Peach Blossom Pavilion comes a beautifully written novel of self-discovery and intrigue. Chinese-American assistant professor Eileen Chen specializes in folk religion at her San Francisco college. Though her grandmother made her living as a shamaness, Eileen publicly dismisses witchcraft as mere superstition. Yet privately, the subject intrigues her. When a research project takes her to the Canary Islands—long rumored to be home to real witches—Eileen is struck by the lush beauty of Tenerife and its blend of Spanish and Moroccan culture. A stranger invites her to a local market where women sell amulets, charms, and love spells. Gradually Eileen immerses herself in her exotic surroundings, finding romance with a handsome young furniture maker. But as she learns more about the lives of these self-proclaimed witches, Eileen must choose how much trust to place in this new and seductive world, where love, greed, and vengeance can be as powerful, or as destructive, as any magic.
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (November 24, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617733237
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617733239


AUTHOR
MINGMEI YIP was born in China and received her Ph.D. from the University of Paris, Sorbonne. She has written for major Hong Kong newspapers, and has appeared on many national and international television and radio programs. She immigrated to the United States in 1992, where she now lives in New York City with her husband. Her novels have been published in ten different languages and she is also an accomplished musician and calligrapher. Visit her at www.mingmeiyip.com. 


REVIEW
A teacher at a local college, Eileen Chen is Chinese American.  She knows a lot about folk religion. She decides to leave her teaching job and go to the Canary Islands to do some research in Shamanism and witchcraft.Her grandmother has passed down the gift of sight and has been making her live as a shaman. The Canary Islands is a land full of magic and Eileen Chen finds herself smack dab in the middle of a mystery. Eileen has a mystery man interested in her.  Who is he and what does he want?  Then we have witches with lots of spells ready to cast. Often times we think we have put the past in the past and yet it pops up once again.  Why?  Does it have a meaning or just by accident? I had a hard time with the book.  The manner of speech just didn't fit the setting or the characters.  Eileen being a witch is learning that the Chinese magic along with the Western witchcraft have a connection although they are quite different. As she finds out these things, her witchcraft grows, especially her power of sight. I just wished it had been a little more in step with reality.  I love books on witches and witchcraft, but I just couldn't relate to the characters. 


I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author, Mingmei Yip and NightOwl Reviews for my unbiased review.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 3  STARS.


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2/11/16

MASS MURDERS in America by Ron Irwin

5 STARS

MASS MURDERS in AMERICA
by
Ron Irwin


 THIRTY TALES OF HEART STOPPING
TERROR
380 DEAD
THE MOST HORRIFYING STORIES EVER TOLD,
BECAUSE THIS HORROR REALLY HAPPENED.
MASS MURDER
NOW LOCK YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS
AND
MEET THE MURDERERS.
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 A powerful and gripping collection of mass murders in America from Camden, New Jersey to San Bernardino, California. The most frightening horror stories ever told because these horror stories actually happened.

  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: lulu.com (January 26, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1329829328
  • ISBN-13: 978-1329829329
 
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AUTHOR
RON IRWIN was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, and attended boarding school and college in New England, where he was a member of a number of winning rowing crews. He currently lectures in the Centre for Film and Media at the University of Cape Town, where he has taught since 1999. Irwin holds a master's in Literary Studies and a master's in Creative Writing, and has worked as a freelance documentary filmmaker and journalist. He is married and has three children. "Flat Water Tuesday "is his first novel. 

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REVIEW
 Mr. Irwin has written an enlightening and rather scary book about mass murderers in our country.  Many of these people, I had never even heard of. Others, I recognized through news coverage. The author has written such a detailed description of thirty of the most deadliest mass murders in America from 1949 to 2015.  The book contains some facts about each murderer and the crimes they committed. It seems that most of them suffered from mental illness. Could that possibly come from being raised in broken, abusive homes?   Or do drugs, prescription or street, play a part in these horrific acts?   Could be all of these factors were a part of what made these individuals to make the decision to kill.  Not just one person, which is bad enough but many people.  Some of these murderers appeared to be good citizens until that moment, whatever triggered it, set them off on a killing spree.   Most of them ended up dead after their killing spree.  Some took a bullet to the head, others were killed by police officers. This isn't just a factual story, it's a HORROR story. It's so very alarming to think your day is going wonderful and in the blink of an eye, you're dead or wounded.  This could happen as you're sitting down at your favorite fast food restaurant or at your workplace.  It can happen anywhere, even in your own home.  It's some strong food for thought.  We all need to wake up and take note of our surroundings.  It may save your life.  The author wrote a thought provoking, educational and a horror story that will remain in your mind for a very long time.  I'd like to see another book from this author.  Hope so!
 
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased view. No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


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2/10/16

THE RISING by Ryan D'Agostino

MURDER, HEARTBREAK AND THE
POWER OF HUMAN RESILIENCE
IN AN
AMERICAN TOWN
 

THE RISING
by
Ryan D'Agosstino

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 The astonishing story of one man’s recovery in the face of traumatic loss—and a powerful meditation on the resilience of the soul

On July 23, 2007, Dr. William Petit suffered an unimaginable horror: Armed strangers broke into his suburban Connecticut home in the middle of the night, bludgeoned him nearly to death, tortured and killed his wife and two daughters, and set their house on fire. He miraculously survived, and yet living through those horrific hours was only the beginning of his ordeal. Broken and defeated, Bill was forced to confront a question of ultimate consequence: How does a person find the strength to start over and live again after confronting the darkest of nightmares?

In The Rising, acclaimed journalist Ryan D’Agostino takes us into Bill Petit’s world, using unprecedented access to Bill and his family and friends to craft a startling, inspiring portrait of human strength and endurance. To understand what produces a man capable of surviving the worst, D’Agostino digs deep into Bill’s all-American upbringing, and in the process tells a remarkable story of not just a man’s life, but of a community’s power to shape that life through its embrace of loyalty and self-sacrifice as its most important values. Following Bill through the hardest days—through the desperate times in the aftermath of the attack and the harrowing trials of the two men responsible for it—The Rising offers hope that we can find a way back to ourselves, even when all seems lost.

Today, Bill Petit has remarried. He and his wife have a baby boy. The very existence of this new family defies rational expectation, and yet it confirms our persistent, if often unspoken, belief that we are greater than what befalls us, and that if we know where to look for strength in trying times, we will always find it. Bill’s story, told as never before in The Rising, is by turns compelling and uplifting, an affirmation of the inexhaustible power of the human spirit.

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Crown (September 15, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804140162
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804140164
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AUTHOR
RYAN D’AGOSTINO is the editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics magazine. Previously, he was an articles editor at Esquire, and he has written for The New Yorker, Ski, and other publications.

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REVIEW
 I found this book to be well written but a little hard to get into.  Once you start reading and you start turning the pages, you start to find you are interested and actually finding it hard to put down.  It isn't for the faint of heart.  It is about torture  of a Father, a Mother and their two daughters. The two girls and their mother were murdered and the father was left to die. Somehow he managed to live and told what happened.  He then tried to start a new life. It's what we do with what we're given that is important.  Rising above tragedy is extremely hard and not everyone achieves that. This is a true story of Dr. William Petit and what happened to his family back in 2007. It started when two strangers with weapons broke into the Petit's home.  What happened next was indeed devastating and horrific. The two strangers, who were later identified as Steven  Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky, went on a rampage. They tortured, beat and assaulted the family and then left them for dead.  The strangers were long time criminals and didn't stop at that.  They then set the house on fire.  The Dr. lived, how, no one knows, but he recovered somewhat in the hospital.  He suffered from PTSD afterwards.  It took a little time but the criminals were caught and tried.  This took place in Connecticut. What happened to the two criminals?  Were they justly tried?  The writer, Ryan D'Agostino wrote a book that is not easily forgotten.  It not only  is sad, but there are so important things to be learned.  Life deals us some horrible blows sometimes.  Do we just give up and say NO MORE?  Do we pick ourselves up and strive to go on?  All people are different.  Some can go on and there are those who can't.  Which was Dr. Petit?  Pick up a copy and find out if Dr. Petit achieved a new life. No one could possibly fully recover from this kind of tragedy, but can you go on?  Find out what happened to the two criminals.  Did they  justly pay for their many crimes?   A book that can be enjoyed, enlightening and yet you get the suspense and the sense of a thriller.  The ending will definitely surprise you.

I received a complimentary copy  of this book from the author, Ryan D'Agostino and Blogging for Books for my unbiased review. No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4  STARS.

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EVERY BROKEN WISH by K.S. David

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Every Broken Wish
Title: Every Broken Wish
Author: K.S. David
Publisher: Createspace
Pages: 173
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Litha Adams cleared her schedule, deciding to spend the day at home. She needed a break from her chaotic life. She picked a perfect sunny day to relax and just hang out in the garden. Nothing prepared her for the sudden appearance of Ethan Garner. She had walked away from him and spent every day since, building a life on her terms. By day’s end, she had another problem. Strangers were in her home. Litha found herself locked away with Ethan as interlopers hunted for treasure. Then came the realization that she was their target. They were hunting for her.

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K. S. David lives in the Mid-Atlantic with her husband, their three children and a menagerie of pets.
New story lines are constantly running through her head and she keeps notebooks tucked in pockets of the car, the nightstand and makes voice recordings just about all day long. She’s addicted to true life mysteries and crime shows, both of which marry well with a great romance. Some of her favorite things are long walks, reading in bed, baking and of course, writing her next novel.
Her latest book is the romantic suspense, Every Broken Wish.
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REVIEW
Litha Adams had been leading a very tumultuous life.  So this particular day, she made her day free.   She was going to take a break and just relax.  It was the perfect day for that.  The sun was shining and the garden was lovely.  As the reader you could picture Litha sitting in a lawn chair admiring her flowers.  But all good things must come to an end and they did.  Who did she look up and see?  She thought she was rid of him.   She had made a choice and left him.  Ever since  she has been trying to make her life HER life.  And here he was, Ethan Garner.  That was the least of her problems for her relaxing, sun shiny day.  She finds she is trapped, not only with Ethan but someone much more dangerous. Hunters! What were they hunting for?  The author took one person's life and showed how it can go from something lovely to something dangerous in a blink of the eye.   Well written and the character descriptions were as though you were right there.   Pick up a copy and find out what happens to Litha's day and also, what were the hunters hunting? Reality will set in.


I gave my unbiased review. No compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.
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2/9/16

PLATINUM DOLL by Anne Girard


Platinum Doll



PLATINUM DOLL
A Novel about Jean Harlow
by
Anne Girard


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  • Number: 9780778318668
  • Release: January 26, 2016
  • Author: Anne Girard
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: HIST: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: MIRA

Set against the dazzling backdrop of Golden Age Hollywood, novelist Anne Girard tells the enchanting story of Jean Harlow, one of the most iconic stars in the history of film  It's the Roaring Twenties and seventeen-year-old Harlean Carpenter McGrew has run off to Beverly Hills. She's chasing a dream—to escape her small, Midwestern life and see her name in lights.  In California, Harlean has everything a girl could want—a rich husband, glamorous parties, socialite friends—except an outlet for her talent. But everything changes when a dare pushes her to embrace her true ambition—to be an actress on the silver screen. With her timeless beauty and striking shade of platinum-blond hair, Harlean becomes Jean Harlow. And as she's thrust into the limelight, Jean learns that this new world of opportunity comes with its own set of burdens. Torn between her family and her passion to perform, Jean is forced to confront the difficult truth—that fame comes at a price, if only she's willing to pay it.  Amid a glittering cast of ingenues and Hollywood titans—Clara Bow, Clark Gable, Laurel and Hardy, Howard Hughes—Platinum Doll introduces us to the star who would shine brighter than them all.

 
REVIEW
This book is about one of the iconic stars of Hollywood.  Setting is the Roaring Twenties.  Harlean Carpenter McGrew was only a mere 17 years old when she ran off the Beverly Hills with her rich husband.  She had everything a girl could want, or did she?  She is getting bored doing the daily housewife duties.  She is dared by a friend and she takes up on that dare to follow a dream, being an actress on the silver screen.  Harlean changes her name to Jean Harlow, which is her mother's name.  Her mother also tried to make it big in films but didn't succeed.  Now she is trying to live  her dream through her daughter, Harlean. The longer I read, the more I wanted to read.  Couldn't put it down. Harlean, or rather, Jean was a beauty with a platinum blonde hair color everyone was trying to imitate. As Jean gets bit parts in films, her husband becomes increasingly jealous.  This only adds to the drinking problem he already has.  Jean finds out that with fame and the starlight comes a price.  Is she willing to pay it?  She had bit roles with Clark Gable, Clare Bow, Laurel and Hardy and the infamous, Howard Hughes.  But Jean was the cream of the crop and it definitely showed. Her movie career was short lived since Jean died at 26.  It was the talk of everyone.  Everyone knew Jean Harlow.  Is being a sweet, lovely, caring, book loving girl from Missouri enough?  The author takes you (fictionally) through the first young years of Jean Harlow's life.  The tragic end is not disclosed. With an overbearing controlling mother and an alcoholic controlling husband, was Jean destined for stardom or would her career be short lived?  If you love the glitz of Hollywood back in the roaring 20's then you will love this combination of Hollywood in the Golden Age, Jean's mother, a control freak out for herself by using her daughter, the alcoholic husband along with Jean's dream of what an ideal marriage was and how she was obligated to take care of her Momma Jean.  A wonderful  fictional account of Harlean Carpenter, a.k.a Jean Harlow.  



I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Anne Girard and NightOwl Reviews for my unbiased review. No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4.5 STARS.

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EVANTHIA'S GIFT by Effie Kammenou

A LOVE STORY SPANNING DECADES – DEEPENED BY TRADITION, HERITAGE, LOSS, STRUGGLE, PERSEVERANCE AND LOYALTY.

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EVANTHIA'S GIFT
BOOK ONE
 Gift Saga

 Pages: 548
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Romance

In the year 1956, Anastacia Fotopoulos finds herself pregnant and betrayed, fleeing from a bad marriage. With the love and support of her dear friends Stavros and Soula Papadakis, Ana is able to face the challenges of single motherhood. Left with emotional wounds, she resists her growing affection for Alexandros Giannakos, an old acquaintance. But his persistence and unconditional love for Ana and her child is eventually rewarded and his love is returned. In a misguided, but well-intentioned effort to protect the ones they love, both Ana and Alex keep secrets – ones that could threaten the delicate balance of their family.
The story continues in the 1970’s as Dean and Demi Papadakis, and Sophia Giannakos attempt to negotiate between two cultures. Now Greek-American teenagers, Sophia and Dean, who have shared a special connection since childhood, become lovers. Sophia is shattered when Dean rebels against the pressure his father places on him to uphold his Greek heritage and hides his feelings for her. When he pulls away from his family, culture and ultimately his love for her, Sophia is left with no choice but to find a life different from the one she’d hoped for.
EVANTHIA’S GIFT is a multigenerational love story spanning fifty years and crossing two continents, chronicling the lives that unify two families.
  
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AUTHOR
Effie KammenouEffie Kammenou is a first generation Greek-American who lives on Long Island with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, or posting recipes on her food blog, cheffieskitchen.wordpress.com, you can find her cooking for her family and friends.
Her debut novel, EVANTHIA’S GIFT, is a women’s fiction multigenerational love story and family saga, influenced by her Greek heritage, and the many real life accounts that have been passed down. She continues to pick her father’s brain for stories of his family’s life in Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her recent interview with him was published in a nationally circulated magazine.
As an avid cook and baker, a skill she learned from watching her Athenian mother, she incorporated traditional Greek family recipes throughout the book.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts from Hofstra University.
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Spanning 50 years, 2 families and two continents,the author gives you a little bit of everything, romance, love, betrayal, family, friendship, history, moral conflicts, joy, pain and such shocking revelations.The author has something for everyone that reads it.  The characters are very well developed so that you can almost see them and know how they act. the reader will himself going through lots of emotions.  Some of the  characters will evoke more emotion than others.  The book moves at rather a fast pace so you aren't bored.  You will become one with the characters.  It's as if you are beside them.  This story is one in its own.  Setting 1956.  She has been lied to and her heart broken beyond repair.  Her world is falling apart.  This single mother, Anastacia Fotopoulos is facing this alone.  After time, Anastacia is ready to be happy again and face life alone.  
I suppose you are wondering by now what the title EVANTHIA'S GIFT refers to.  Sorry but I can't tell you.  That is for you to figure out.  Does Anastacia find a new love?  Can she learn to trust and love someone again?Alexandros could possibly be her answer.  His past was not the best but he grew into a hard working and intelligent person.The author introduces the reader to some of the Greek culture and history.  After you read for a while you start to envision the Greek way of life.  A nice little feature is that at the end of each chapter are Greek food recipes.  This was great of the author to give the recipe of what the character was cooking in the story.  What a way to try new recipes and introduce yourself to Greek foods. It would have been nice if there was definitions of the Greek words in the back of the book.  This is a book you will remember for a long time.


I received a complimentary copy of this book for my unbiased view. No other compensation took place. 

I'd give this book 4 STARS.

 
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2/8/16

THE FIRE INSIDE BLOG TOUR by Michelle Bellon

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Title: The Fire Inside
Author: Michelle Bellon
Publisher: Booktrope
Pages: 206
Genre: New Age Fiction
Aiden, a doting husband and father, had the perfect life – a job he loved, a beautiful son, and a loving wife. In an instant, everything is taken from him and Aiden believes his life is over. Falling into a deep depression Aiden all but gives up on his job, his friends and himself. But when a mysterious force grants him the power to heal those around him, Aiden is forced to pull himself out of his misery in favor of the greater good. When he meets Ryan, a hardened, pessimistic teenager living on the streets, and Norma, a woman whose marriage is crumbling around her, Aiden acknowledges that maybe life still has a purpose and this ability to heal may be more powerful than he ever imagined. (from PUYB)

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Michelle BellonMichelle Bellon lives in the Pacific Northwest with her four children and boyfriend, Seth. She loves coffee and has an addiction to chapstick.
She works at a surgery center as a registered nurse and in her spare time writes novels. She writes in the genres of romance suspense, young adult, women’s fiction, and literary fiction. She has won four literary awards to include making finalist in the New Age category in the USA Book Awards for her latest release, The Fire Inside.

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REVIEW

This is a book about three very different people who have had losses in different ways.  Is there a possibility of healing and recovering from the grief? First we have Aiden. He is living in a world that has been completely destroyed when his lovely wife and 2 1/2 year old son are in a car accident and die.  Can he go on any longer without them? What a way to start off the book.  You as the reader, wonder what in the world Aiden will do? As Aiden's world is falling apart very fast, we have Ryan who had  a mother who was totally void of emotion.  She therefore gave no emotion to Ryan.Ryan's mother had so many problems, which is no wonder considering her mother retreated to Vegas and forgot to come back.  That left Ryan's mother alone, trying to keep from everyone, even her high school what is truly going on.  On top of that, she has bills to pay. Last but not least we have Norma. She  has an empty place in her heart because she desires to have children. She has been married for five years and has no children.  She so wants them. Isn't there enough love or emotion there with either one of them? This is a sad at times, but heart warming as Aiden's tragedy took a turn and he began helping people who were sick and dying.  The past can be hard to conquer.  You've lost you trust, your ability to love and you don't know what to do next. This is a story of everyone's heart and the strongest emotion that can be, LOVE. The difficulty is tapping into that emotion when our lives are falling apart.  Some people are never able to do this.  Others turn their lives around and find the love to forgive and  help others.  They bridge that gap between such sorrow and such love.  We all have THE FIRE INSIDE US.  For some of us, it's strong and fierce in the face of reality, that can be harsh.  For others it's just a spark that sometimes can be built into a fire and sometimes the spark fades out.  Read this book and follow these three characters through devastation, desire, the harshness of reality and all their emotions.  Find out what becomes of each of them.  Will they all find THE FIRE INSIDE?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Michelle Bellon and PUYB for my unbiased review. No other compensation took place. 

This book is a definite 4 Star book. 

 Fire Ball Clip Art

Tour Schedule

Monday, February 8 – Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC.
Tuesday, February 9 – Book Featured at Mikky’s World of Books
Wednesday, February 10 – Book Review at Our Family’s Adventures
Thursday, February 11 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
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Monday, February 15 – Interview at Examiner
Tuesday, February 16 – Book Featured at Cover 2 Cover
Wednesday, February 17 – Interview at I’m Shelf-ish
Thursday, February 18 – Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club
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Monday, February 22 – Book Review at Comfy Reading
Tuesday, February 23 – Book Review at Absurd Book Nerd
Wednesday, February 24 – Book Review at Ashley’s Bookshelf
Thursday, February 25 – Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea
Friday, February 26 – Book Review at 3 Partners in Shopping
Friday, February 26 – Book Featured at Around the World in Books

 Fire Ball Clip Art


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