Friday, March 6, 2015

Amongst the Clouds by Wendy Nystrom



Author Bio:
 Wendy Nystrom, a wife, and a mother of three wonderful children. Wendy grew up in St. Paul, MN, and has lived at different points in her life in Minnesota, Texas, Idaho, Colorado, West Virginia, and Iceland. She currently resides in Michigan (USA). Wendy is an avid reader of many different genres; she enjoys adventures; and held many different titles and jobs, she devotes some of her time to being active in schools, the local library, and other community projects. She earned a BA in Geography with a concentration Urban Planning at Texas State University. Wendy began writing children’s stories in 2005 while living in the wonderful country of Iceland. Her writing style can be described by imaging yourself sitting around a campfire deep in the mountains with a huge moon above while the mountain is outlined all around with a story teller weaving a tale of adventure and a splash of fun as a pebble skips across the water.

EVER WONDER WHAT COULD BE HIDDEN IN THE CLOUDS?
ADVENTURE OF COURSE!

Book Blurb:
James and Syvok 4th adventure has a new mystery floating about. James is curious to explore the iridescent cloud. All the colors of a rainbow glow, surely there are adventures to sow. Come along and meet new friends! Dragons, cats, troll, and more, lots of fun is in store. Join the adventures up in the sky and help the wizard find her magical key. Come and see what the iridescent cloud hides!

Readers Favorite 5 Star Review:
Reviewed by Dinorah Blackman for Readers' Favorite
Growing up, we all had imaginary friends, but James’s pals are so awesome that one can easily believe they are real. It all begins with a beautiful and unusual cloud that seemed to be stuck in place. As James daydreams about its mysterious beauty, he is launched on an unexpected adventure in the company of his imaginary friends. As they try to discover the meaning of the cloud, they end up becoming key players in a battle in which rivals fight to take control. From flying on a blue dragon’s back to their eager search for a lost key that opens a spell book, James and his friends have a day packed with suspense and drama. However, they still manage to get him home by dinnertime so he can tell his family all about it. Amongst the Clouds by Wendy Nystrom is an awesome book that young and old will enjoy.


In Amongst the Clouds, author Wendy Nystrom does a brilliant job of describing how high a child’s imagination can actually fly. The main protagonist dozes off and ends up in the middle of a lucid dream that teaches him a number of valuable lessons about the importance of loyalty. The story is well written and contains a lot of characters with which kids can easily identify. At the same time, Wendy Nystrom shares a little bit of Icelandic culture with the reader, enabling him or her to easily grasp the context of the adventure. The language is vibrant and appropriate for children, and the book includes many illustrations that add to the mental image so aptly formed by her words.


Illustrated Adventure Chapter Books for ages 7-12 but many have enjoyed Amongst the Clouds Adventure 4 in the James and Syvok Adventures.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Breathless (Death Viewers, Book 1) by Christine M. Butler

Title: Breathless (Death Viewers, Book 1)
Author: Christine M. Butler
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My name is Lacy McAdams and I am a Death Viewer, an agent of the highly trained Homicide Viewing Squad, otherwise known as the Death Squad. When a person dies suspiciously, I get called in to view their death. Actually, I get to rewind their memories up to 12 hours before their death. 

You'd think that would make solving murders a no-brainer, but there's a catch. When people are about to be murdered, they get that whole "life flashing before their eyes" thing going on, and suddenly what really happened is mixed with what they remember from their twelfth birthday party. 

In other words, a dying person's mind is a jumble of reality vs memory. It takes training, experience, and a lot of trial and error to get things right. I've been at it for quite a few years, learned a lot, and I have a natural talent for filtering out the realities from the memories. 

It's a good thing, because the most important case of my life just landed in my lap while I was at dinner with Brad. It was our third date and judging by how fast he took off, not to mention leaving me with the bill, I'd say he wasn't too thrilled to be dating a Death Viewer. Maybe I should have mentioned that on the first date?

Chances were good that I would never see Brad again, but the case that I got called in for was one that could make or break Homicide Viewing Squads nationwide. No pressure or anything... 


Author Bio:
Christine was born in a Naval hospital in Virginia, and while she was staring into the doctor's eyes as he marveled at her exceptionally long umbilical cord, all she was thinking was, 'I need to write this stuff down so I don't forget it.'  Hey, believe what you want, that's her story and she's sticking to it!  As soon as she could pick up pencil and paper and get those stories and poems out of her head, she was doing it.

Christine is the author of multiple paranormal fantasy books for both adults and young adults. She currently lives with her children and dog in Greenville, NC. Go Pirates! 


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Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Simple Life,really?!: Review: Growl by:Ashley Fontainne

A Simple Life,really?!: Review: Growl by:Ashley Fontainne:   About the Book: My name is Sheryl Ilene Newcomb. And yes, my initials are S.I.N. A funny little piece of whimsical humor my parents fo...

Friday, February 20, 2015

If Only by Norma Budden



Blurb/synopsis:

While still in high school, Demi gave birth to a baby girl and, feeling she had no other options, put her up for adoption. Having moved on with her life – gotten married and having had two other children – 16 years later, Demi Glenn suddenly cannot get her firstborn daughter out of her mind.

After hiring two private detectives but getting no solid information to go on, Demi turns to the one man who will not come back empty-handed, who will not give up until he finds the answers – David Alexander, a married father of two daughters – the father of the baby she had given up so long ago who had no idea he had sired a child as a teen. 

Together, will they be able to find their daughter without their families being torn apart or will fate intervene, upsetting their lives in a way they'd never dreamed in the pursuit of finding the daughter they can no longer live without? 


Excerpt:

David pulled into the parking lot of the building which housed Demi's accounting firm.
Why didn't I tell Krista I was coming here instead of saying I was running late? This situation is going to affect her, too. There's no way I can go through these emotions without talking to someone; they're all over the place.
Everything feels surreal, as if I'm walking and talking surrounded by fog. One conversation is all it took to turn life, as I knew it, upside-down.
I have to face it: life will never be the same as when I woke up this morning. If I can't find her, my questions will haunt me. I'll always wonder what she looks like, if she smiles a lot or seems sad most of the time. I'll wonder if she is healthy or sick, if she has a best friend or lives life as a loner, if she prefers to read or watch TV.
The biggest issues I'll have, though, refer to not knowing her name, having no idea where she is or whether she's in danger. The latter two would drive me out of my mind so there's no question that I have to find her, no matter how long it takes.
Finally, he opened the door of the car and stepped out, locking the door behind him with the push of a button. The mini beep of the horn confirmed the car was, indeed, locked. Walking with purpose across the parking lot, David tried to stop thinking about the enormity of his situation, his and Demi's situation.
After looking at the business directory, he knew Demi would be waiting on the seventh floor. For a moment he braced himself for what he might feel when he looked into her eyes.
Yes, he loved Krista and his daughters with all of his heart and soul – they were the air he breathed – but there had never been any closure between he and Demi. She just departed from his life without giving him a reason.
Momentarily clenching his hands, he headed towards the elevator that would take him to the seventh floor, toward a future which seemed far too uncertain for his liking. 

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