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Book Giveaways for September

haven.jpgOne random winner will be chosen to receive a copy of Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks.  Click on book cover for more details and to enter.



lincoln.jpgbrass.jpgOne random winner will be chosen to receive a copy of The Lincoln Lawyer and Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly.  Click on either book cover for more details and to enter.




Book Giveaway Winners for August:
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Winner of The Four Fingers of Death

Judy Brittle - Royal Oak, MI

Winner of The City of Veils

Winner has been notified - Waiting for confirmation.

Winner of Maybe This Time

Cynthia Plaza-Harney - Fairmount, GA

Featured Book - A Penny for the Violin Man by Eli Rill

violin.gifAn absorbing epic view of daily life in the 1930s through the tragedy of 9/11 – tracing the valiant Schecter family's on-going struggles. The story follows head of the family, Norman fiercely battling for the creation of a Teachers' Union during the crucible of the Great Depression. His beloved wife, Marsa, strives to keep their family fed and clothed. Neatly woven throughout their lives is how their love for each other and their children is threatened yet keeps them together.

Moving back and forth in time, we are introduced to the heart-felt stories of a wide group of fascinating people both in the U.S. and abroad.

The book is a mirror of the present recession, the moral and economic dilemmas bombarding people today and how through perseverance and hope we can overcome the worst of circumstances. From the beginning of the 20th century to the present, A Penny for the Violin Man is both a panoramic view of the times and a fascinating journey.



Featured Book - Second Life (Success and Failure are but Two Sides of the Same Page) by Herman Franck, Esq.

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second.jpgSecond Life is the story of a burned out alcoholic doctor whose life is transferred into a totally successful doctor. Presto, from early mornings in his wife’s Tahitian themed bar to Nobel Prize caliber doctor.

This happens through the work of an angel, who goes by the name Number 2, and explains how the genius Doctor, Dr. Takahashi, is about to solve the problem of blindness in newborns, except that he is about to die. Now they want the failed Dr. to take over his life. “We didn’t choose you then, but we are choosing you now.”

The journey this newly successful doctor embarks on takes him back to confronting the demons that brought him to alcoholism in the first place. He was a prison doctor, and a good one, and saw something that shocked him into legal action against the prison. The prison obliterated him in court, fired him and sent him into a psychological tail spin.

The circle gets a fiery close when the failed doctor, once in the genius doctor’s body, meets the genius doctor’s wife, and sees that the high level of professional success was matched by an equal and opposite failure of family life. The genius doctor’s wife hates him. Their daughter hates both of them and has become a shop lifting lesbian. The failed doctor, now in the body of this Asian genius doctor, finds a way to mend the coldness in the relationship. This upsets the daughter, who goes to the police and reports that her father several years ago had illegal sexual relations with her.

This brings the good doctor back to meet his demons face to face. This time he’ll handle it differently. That’s what second lives are all about.

In the process he learns that success and failure are but two sides of the same page.



Recent Reviews 

A Deadly Row by Casey Mayes

A Penny for the Violin Man by Eli Rill

An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd

Bones of Contention by Jeanne Matthews

Book of Nathan by Curt Weeden and Richard Marek

Burn by Nevada Barr

Caterwauler by Chris Masuda

Damaged by Alex Kava

Denial of Sunlight by Robert Troy

Dingle:  The Helpful Ice Cream Cone Delivery Dog by Audrey Kinsella

Drawn in Blood by Andrea Kane (Review #2)

Fever of the Bone by Val McDermid

Fire and Ice by J.A. Jance

Hangman by Faye Kellerman

How to Crash a Killer Bash by Penny Warner

Judgment & Wrath by Matt Hilton

Judgment & Wrath by Matt Hilton (Review #2)

Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie

Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben

Miss Hildreth Wore Brown by Olivia deBelle Byrd

Misions of Fire and Mercy:  Until Death Do Us Part by William E. Peterson

Moscow Sting by Alex Dryden

Quicksand by Marilyn Randall

Second Life (Success and Failure are but Two Sides of the Same Page) by Herman Franck, Esq.

Shamra Divided by Barry Hoffman

Sprinkle by Jenn McKinlay

The Blue Enchantress by M.L. Tyndall

The Bone Chamber by Robin Burcell (Review #3)

The First Assassin by John J. Miller

The Ghosts of 87th Lane by M.L. Woelm

The Language of the Trees by Ilie Ruby

The Levi Genes a Simple, Factualized Tale of Evolution and the Gene Pool by O.E. Vey

The Red Siren by M.L. Tyndall





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