Newsletter for June 2012


Book Giveaways for June

tumbleweeds.jpgOne random winner will be chosen to receive a copy of Tumbleweeds: A Novel by Leila Meacham. Click on book cover for more information and to enter.

the500.jpgOne random winner will be chosen to receive a copy of The 500: A Novel by Matthew Quirk. Click on book cover for more information and to enter.



Book Giveaway Winners for May

Winner of Born of Silence

Mary Chin - MA

Winner of Guilt by Degrees

Barbara Nolan - KY

Featured Book - Dark Solus: An Assassin's Tale by David Andrew Crawford

darksolusmed.jpgDark Solus: An Assassin's Tale is a dark fantasy, science fiction novel about one of the deadliest assassins on the planet Eorth. The evil wizard Kalifen, along with the ruthless leaders of the Assassins, Thieves and Halfling guilds murdered his parents when he was only a child.

Haunted by their merciless execution, he now waits and prepares to exact his revenge on all those responsible for their demise. Dark is transformed and trained by the Styg, the warden of the Stygian depths and his Grandfather, Mephistopheles, the ancient silver dragon.

Fifteen years later after his parents death, Dark is now ready to travel to the City of Duergar, the home of his enemies. Trained in the skills of assassination and armed with lethal devices and his knowledge of the dark arts, he has only one mission… kill them all!

Note: Dark Solus: An Assassin's Tale by David Andrew Crawford has placed second in the 2011 Written Art Awards in the category of Science Fiction/Fantasy

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Featured Book - The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get the Best Medical Care by Martine Ehrenclou, M.A.

takechargepatient.jpgFrustrated or confused about how to get good medical care? In her newest book, The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care (Lemon Grove Press, May 15, 2012) award-winning author Martine Ehrenclou empowers patients to become pro-active, assertive, well informed participants in their own health care. With advice and personal stories from over 200 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals and patients, The Take-Charge Patient reveals insider information on how to cut through the red tape and navigate today’s complex health care system with confidence.

Ehrenclou outlines strategies to enable patients to take charge of what they can–---how to prepare for a medical appointment, how to create a patient’s toolkit, how to find the right doctors, how to communicate effectively with doctors and how to form the all-important collaborative relationship with medical professionals. She also provides vital information on how to prevent medical errors and medication mistakes, how to manage health insurance and how to obtain discounted medication and medical care. The Take- Charge Patient, will forever change how you act as a patient and thereby vastly improve the quality of medical care you receive.

Six months into her research for The Take-Charge Patient, Martine Ehrenclou developed debilitating, chronic pain and used every strategy in her new book. She went from author and advocate for others to an advocate for herself and became a take-charge patient. After eleven doctors failed to diagnose her correctly, Martine found her own diagnosis and the correct surgeon to treat her. She is now pain free.

According to Ehrenclou, your health care is a team sport. The Take-Charge Patient shows you how to become an effective player.

Martine Ehrenclou, has also written the multiple award-winning Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide to Get Your Loved One Out Alive. Critical Conditions received an enthusiastic reception in the press in numerous outlets including: ABC World News, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Los Angeles Times Magazine and Publishers Weekly among many more. Critical Conditions received numerous awards for best health book of 2009 including The Mom’s Choice Awards, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, Best Health Book of the Year Awarded by Authors and and a finalist for The National Indie Excellence Awards. Ehrenclou writes monthly articles for several health websites and is regularly published on topics of patient empowerment, advocacy and other health/medical issues. She frequently lectures at universities, hospitals, and various organizations around the country.

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Recent Reviews

A Bitter Veil by Libby Fischer Hellmann (Review #2)
A Fair to Die For by Radine Trees Nehring
A Perfect Square by Vannetta Chapman
A Simple Murder by Eleanor Kuhns
A Time for Patriots by Dale Brown
A Voice in the Wind by Donald Risho
Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell
Beneath the Shadows by Sara Foster
Blood of the Reich by William Dietrich
Blown Away: Sweet Farts #3 by Raymond Bean
Blown Away: Sweet Farts #3 by Raymond Bean (Review #2)
Chopin in the Attic by Elisabeth Bell Carroll
Clarabellle's Rose by Judy Kashi
Dead by Midnight by Carolyn Hart (Review #2)
Death Will Extend Your Vacation by Elizabeth Zelvin
Fun House by Chris Grabenstein
Getaway by Lisa Brackmann (Review #2)
Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark
Harbor Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh
My Lunatic Life by Sharon Sala
Play Dead by Harlan Coben
77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz
The Body in the Boudoir by Katherine Hall Page
The Body in the Gazebo by Katherine Hall Page (Review #2)
The Border Lords by T. Jefferson Parker
The Children of Injustice by Ruth Auguste
The Complexity of a Soldier by Michelle Bellon
The Cop with the Pink Pistol by Gray Basnight
The Grasshopper King by Raymond Stanley
The 500: A Novel by Matthew Quirk
The Innocent by David Baldacci
The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get the Best Medical Care by Martine Ehrenclou, M.A.
23 Shades of Black by Kenneth Wishnia
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Under the Dog Star by Sandra Parshall
Vanished in the Dunes by Allan Retzky
White Lies by Jeremy Bates
Wicked City by Ace Atkins

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