Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Featured Book: If You Were Me and Lived in... Elizabethan England by Carole P. Roman

Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series.

Learn what kind of food you might eat in Elizabethan England, the complicated clothes you might wear, what might influence your parents to choose your name, and what children did for fun.

If You Were Me and Lived in...does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture.

So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.



About the author:

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in... was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016.


Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.

Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.

Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.




Sunday, August 21, 2016

Featured Book: Describing Color to the Blind by W Thomas Faucher

“The year was 1988. It was to be just a simple magazine article. Now…who knows? Even after all of these years, I’m not sure what really happened.”

With these words, skeptical reporter David Prescott begins to tell the story of Prissy Duke, a seemingly harmless old lady who has heard a voice guide her for seventy years.

But as the interview progresses Prescott realizes that no one who ever enters the world of Prissy Duke is ever the same again.

Describing Color to the Blind is a riveting tale of abuse, mystery, and a search for truth.


About the author:

W Thomas Faucher lives in Boise, Idaho. He is a well-known storyteller, author, architectural designer, and art critic, with over forty-four years of experience dealing with fascinating people.




Saturday, August 20, 2016

Featured Book: Just Breathe by JJ Fine

Kyle Matthews knows all too well about second chances and when she meets Trevor Michaels she realizes he may be the last true chance she wants to make.

Both successful in their own right and sure of themselves that they don't need anyone else.

Meeting Trevor in this small world ignites a fire in Kyle that was burned out due to tragedy.

Trevor plans to change that with his desire for Kyle.

When their pasts collide with their future, will their desire for one another be enough to hold them together?



About the author:

JJ Fine is new to writing. Her passion for reading and following her favorite authors gave her the courage to write. While she enjoys reading all kinds, her passion of writing is for contemporary romance.

JJ lives in small town Southwest Iowa with her husband and three boys. When not living her busy life with her family, you will find her typing away her imagination.




Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Featured Book: If You Were Me and Lived in... Ancient Greece by Carole P. Roman

Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series.

Learn what kind of food you might eat in Ancient Greece, the type of clothing you might wear what your name could be, and what children in the olden days did for fun.

If You Were Me and Lived in...does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture.

So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.



About the author:

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in... was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016.


Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.

Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.

Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.




Sunday, August 14, 2016

Featured Book: Meridian by Andrew Ceroni

It is the biggest of America's big secrets - MERIDIAN, the deepest black and most intensely protected program since the Atom Bomb. The MERIDIAN program contains the furthest leading edge of weapons technology and with origins more profoundly startling than the technology itself. Governments will stop at nothing to get it. Laszlo Csengerny, a Russian-controlled spy, a man haunted by demons from his past, has uncovered the key to destroying the program.

In this prequel to SNOW MEN, CIA agent Pete Novak is racing to Europe with orders to stop Laszlo, to kill him if that's what it takes. Several agents have already died trying. Novak's dedicated security escort, J.T. Brannon, former assassin unmatched in the art of killing, is leery of Novak's assignment and warns him of its danger. As Novak unravels the alarming secrets behind the MERIDIAN program and his path converges with Laszlo's desperate pursuit to annihilate his demons, Novak and his family are swept into the crosshairs of rogue Agency assassins. Only Brannon can save Novak's family, and he is committed to sacrificing his own life to do so. The final confrontation and profound revelation of MERIDIAN explode into a deadly struggle over what may be the very future of mankind itself.



About the author:

Award winning author Andrew Ceroni served a distinguished career as a special agent conducting global counterespionage and antiterrorism operations. He received his B.S. Degree from the US Air Force Academy; M.A. Degree from Case Western University; and studied several foreign languages at the University of Maryland. He lives in Colorado with his family.



Saturday, August 13, 2016

Featured Book: Morpheus Kane and the Sloboda Amulet by Kelly Scidmore-Sievers

As the Kane siblings race to fulfill their destinies, the evil surrounding them is destroying the land's allies one by one.

Czar Nefarious, The Fire In The Darkness, summons his armies and sets out to destroy the Kane legacy, thus ensuring his domination of Pulchritude Amity once and for all.

Together, Charlie and Kassie Kane find themselves at the center of an epic battle of magic and mayhem as they struggle to survive and free the land from the evil tyranny that would forever rule.


About the author:

Kelly’s lifelong love of reading and writing inspired her to see her imaginings in print. After many sleepless nights of scribing her thoughts onto paper, Charlie and Kassie Kane were born, and helped introduce an entire world of brave new characters. This is the third novel in the Kane series. Kelly is currently working on her magic writing while residing in Second City with her husband, three children, four wolves and several gnomes.



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Featured Book: If You Were Me and Lived in... Colonial America by Carole P. Roman

Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series.

Learn what kind of food you might eat in Colonial America, the complicated clothes you might wear, what might influence your parents to choose your name, and what children did for fun.

If You Were Me and Lived in...does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture.

So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.



About the author:

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in... was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016.

Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.

Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.

Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.