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01 September, 2015

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The Hard Times by Russell Scott Spotlight!


BOOK DETAILS
The Hard Times by Russell Scott
China Grove Press, Sept. 1, 2015
Literary fiction, adventure
ISBN: 9780985267131 (hardback)

ABOUT THE HARD TIMES
The Hard Times is, first and foremost, a novel about how men love. It focuses not on simple lust nor affection, but the complex web of expectations, loyalty, duty, and desire that define the society of men, how they love women, how they love their families, and how they bind themselves to one another in friendship and in war.
Taken from the news, declassified CIA documents, and the author’s personal experiences in Africa and Namibia, it is a fictional story superimposed on what’s actually happening in the diamond trade, today, where international politics and industry, play a strange game of hide and seek with illegal stones.
It begins in Mississippi. Ray Moffett is an ER doc, and Ray is facing an abyss. When his best friend and former boss comes into the ER dead, just six weeks after his retirement party, Ray finds himself searching for meaning in his own life. All Ray has left is his work. Work, punctuated only by the occasional round of golf.  That’s all he can see stretching between him and his own trip to the grave if something doesn’t change.
A chance meeting with an African hunting guide, Fritz Dietrich, shows Ray a second chance to live the adventures he’d dreamed of as a boy.  Dreams that were fueled by books written by men like Hemmingway, Ruark, and Capstick. Unfortunately, Fritz isn’t exactly what he seems.
Ray finds himself hunting desert oryx in the Namib with Fritz, both men trapped. Fritz must kill Ray and use his papers to smuggle illegal diamonds.  For Ray to get home alive, he’s going to have to kill Fritz and then, somehow find his way out of the most hostile desert on the face of the earth.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Russell Scott is the pen name of Dr. Russell Scott Anderson, a radiation oncologist who serves as the medical director of Anderson Cancer Center in Meridian, Miss. He is a former Navy diver who worked in operations in the Middle East, Central America, and in support of the Navy’s EOD community, SEALS, the U.S. Army’s Green Berets, the Secret Service, and the New York Police Department at various times during his time in the service. The father of seven has written the family oriented literary columns Una Voce and The Uncommon Thread in the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association. He has also served the Journal as the chairman of the editorial advisory board. A collection of his columns was published as The Uncommon Thread in 2012. He has also written as screenwriter R.S. Anderson on several feature films, he is the author of the novels Timedonors Wanted and The Hard Times under the pseudonym Russell Scott, and is the editor of the literary journal China Grove.

Framed and Burning: Dreamslippers Series, Book Two By Lisa Brunette Book Blitz!



Framed and Burning: Dreamslippers Series, Book Two
By Lisa Brunette
Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Book description



A family of private investigators who have the ability to "slip" into another person's dreams find it's a gift with limitations...and consequences. Someone sets fire to dreamslipper Mick Travers’ studio, killing his assistant. Eccentric Granny Grace and her level-headed granddaughter Cat hope to prove Mick’s innocence and hunt down the real killer. Would they discover that a jealous rival was out to destroy Mick’s art—and reputation? Or is something even darker behind the arson and murder? 



Author Bio

Lisa Brunette is author of the Dreamslippers mystery series, winner of an indieBRAG medallion and praised by Kirkus Reviews, Midwest Book Review, and others. Brunette is a career writer with a long list of newspaper and magazine bylines and story design credits in hundreds of bestselling video games. She holds an MFA from University of Miami, where she was a Michener Fellow. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in magazines and won her numerous awards.



On Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1KWj3zv

Framed and Burning is currently in the Kindle Scout competition! Readers can vote for the book here: http://amzn.to/1N3yFY1



Cold Feet by Amy FitzHenry Spotlight!


Today it is my pleasure to feature a debut novel by Amy FitzHenry called Cold Feet, a story about 'what if's'. Come take a look!

"Funny, incisive, and relatable...[A] smart, big-hearted debut [that] will have you flying through the pages." —Steph Opitz, book reviewer, Marie Claire 

“A heartwarming and uproariously funny debut about the way our pasts can shape our futures when it comes to love.  FitzHenry explores female friendship, marriage, and family with wisdom and wit.”
J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of Commencement

“A heartwarming and effortlessly relatable novel about friendship and commitment, fidelity and marriage, and how to let go of the past to create a great future. A winning and funny debut.” 
Laura Dave, author of Eight Hundred Grapes

“FitzHenry”s voice, vivid with wit and charm, pops off the page from the very first words...An absolute treat from start to finish.” 
Bethany Chase, USA Today bestselling author of The One that Got Away

“A dazzling debut—clever, charming, and insightful all at once.”
Emily Liebert, the author of Those Secrets We Keep

Everyone’s expecting her to walk down the aisle.  But something is telling her to run.

What if you had never gone on that date in college with the man who you now call your husband? What if you never applied to your current job because you didn’t think you were qualified enough? What if you never went to the flea market, and never got to adopt the dog you now call your best friend? “What ifs” run through our heads on a daily basis, and this time, debut author Amy FitzHenry is putting them on paper.

Emma Moon’s mother thinks it’s acceptable to miss her only daughter’s wedding rehearsal dinner for a work obligation. Her father left when she was six months old. Emma hasn't exactly been raised to be a happily-ever-after kind of girl. So when her anxieties get out of hand, Emma and her best friend, Liv, decide to take a road trip to San Francisco, find her long-lost father, and put her family issues to rest.

But her quest for the truth stirs up events and emotions she didn’t expect. The urge to run away may just be a part of Emma’s genetic makeup, because she’s growing more and more tempted to do just that.  Pre-wedding jitters turn into serious doubts in this fresh and funny debut about tying the knot and untethering from the past.



Amy FitzHenry is anything but your ordinary writer. While working 80-hours a week as a lawyer for the popular charity, Movember Foundation, which raises money for cancer research (“Yes, I practice moustache law, and yes, it’s fantastic.”), Amy wrote throughout the night to follow her dream of becoming an author.  This debut novel was imagined from her own life, with her own faux “what ifs.”  COLD FEET (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; September 1, 2015; $15is the fictional journey of one woman’s quest towards self-discovery that so many of us have dreamed of taking, and for Amy, one of her imagined adventures comes to life on the pages.  

Amy FitzHenry, a Virginia native, attended the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia School of Law. She is currently living in LA and, when she isn’t writing, practices law as the in-house counsel for the global men’s health charity, the Movember Foundation. Cold Feet is her first novel.

Visit Amy Online: http://www.amyfitzhenry.com/
Twitter: @amyfitzhenry





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31 August, 2015

Measurable Difference Eyeshadow Giveaway Opportunity!! #MeasurableDifference


Desert Nights Eyeshadow is inspired by the desert. Aren't these colors gorgeous?  Years ago I would use eyeshadow all the time. I always loved to experiment with a palette of colors. What I like about this palette is that you wear them by themselves or mix and match however you want. This palette works well with either blue or brown eyes. You can apply these eyeshadows with a sponge applicator or a brush. Just swipe the lightest color on as a base or to highlight brow bones and build a darker shade on top to create a color definition for a beautiful overall look. A very smooth, creamy eyeshadow to enhance your whole look for work or for that special date.
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  • 100% Pure Organic, Leven Rose is a premium beauty product company producing the best organic and 100% pure natural products. We do not test our products on any animals (other than ourselves)! Based in Colorado Springs, CO, Leven Rose is a lifestyle brand that meets everyday natural skin and hair care needs without the worry of over-processed fillers, additives, and other equally terrible stuff.

  • Cold Pressed Jojoba Oil, made in the USA, leaving all of the important essential elements in the oil
  • Dark amber bottle for extended shelf life as oils are light sensitive & must be stored in dark amber bottles to Protect Them From Oxidation. Oils not packaged in dark bottles will lose potency & become non effective
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From Russia Without Love by Stephen Templin Spotlight and Giveaway!


It is my pleasure to feature New York Times author, Stephen Templin to Celticlady's Reviews, with his new book, From Russia Without Love, scroll down to read about the book and author and then scroll down even further for the giveaway! Thank you for stopping by!

From Russia Without Love Synopsis


SEAL Team Six veteran Chris Paladin left the Navy to become a pastor, but CIA spook Hannah Andrade pulls him back into Special Operations Group to locate the White House Chief of Staff’s kidnapped son-in-law before he is executed by Greek terrorists. Cantankerous Army Delta Force operator Sonny Cohen reunites with Chris and Hannah as they race the clock to save the hostage.


In Athens, Chris and his teammates discover that Russia is secretly behind the kidnapping, part of a murderous plan to attack the flow of natural gas in Europe. The Cold War has heated up again.


Chris and his crew’s rescue quickly changes into a mission to capture-or-kill a Russian spy.


For release worldwide on September 1, 2015
Excerpt: From Russia Without Love


London. As Chris turned down an alley to find a shortcut back to his crew’s rented office, two white men in their early twenties approached from the opposite direction, smiling and joking with each other. They looked like twins except that one had a fuller face and smoked a cigarette and the other wore glasses. Both wore suits with their necktie knots loosened. They talked loudly about having stayed up all night and teased as to whether they should get some sleep or stay up all day, too.
They seemed comfortable in the shadowed alley, and from what Chris could tell of their ages, they should be in college or working their first jobs. The twins stared at Chris like they were looking through him—a way evil men had stared through him before—and he contemplated turning around and leaving the alley. But if these two were indeed bad men, Chris didn’t want to flee like a wounded fish flapping around in the presence of sharks. He noticed that there were no CCTVs in the alley, and it would be inconspicuous enough to resolve any problems here.
Chris greeted them with a nod, and they nodded back, but when he tried to pass him, they blocked him.
“Could you help us, sir?” the one wearing glasses asked.
Chris raised his eyebrows at the kid. “What do you need help with?”
“We need some money,” the one smoking a cigarette said.
Glasses laughed.
Chris shoved past them and walked briskly forward.
“Hey!” one of them called out, and the sound of their footsteps rushed after him.
He didn’t want this to spill out into the open, so he stopped and turned around. “I have some important business to take care of, so I’d appreciate if you could get to the point.”
Cigarette removed the tobacco from his mouth and mocked Chris’s American accent. Then Glasses pulled out a switchblade and flicked the blade open. “This is the point. Give us all your money. Now!”
They both smiled.
“No, this is the point,” Chris said, and he fast-drew his pistol and aimed it at the chest of Glasses.
Their smiles dropped. Glasses took a step back and said, “Hang on, now. I was just playing.”
“How do we know that’s a real gun?” Cigarette asked.
“I don’t want to make noise, but if you insist…” Chris aimed his Glock at Cigarette’s crotch.
The kid threw up his hands and backed away. “Hey, we don’t want any trouble, man. We’ll go our way, and you go yours.”
Glasses folded the blade back into the handle of his switchblade. “See? No trouble.”
Chris put his pistol back into its holster, concealed once more by his suit jacket. This time, when he resumed his journey out of the alley, the twins didn’t follow.





About Stephen Templin


Since elementary school, STEPHEN TEMPLIN felt a need to write, dreaming of becoming a novelist, and now he is a New York Times and international bestselling author, with the movie rights to one of his movies purchased by Vin Diesel. Steve’s books have been translated into thirteen languages. He is a “hybrid” author who maintains active book contracts with top publishers such as Simon and Schuster and St. Martin’s Press while also publishing independently.


After high school, he completed Hell Week, qualified as a pistol and rifle expert, blew up things, and practiced small unit tactics during Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training. Later, Steve left the Navy and became a missionary. Then for fourteen years he lectured as a tenured professor at Meio University in Japan, where he also practiced the martial art aikido. Currently, he lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


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30 August, 2015

KleenSlate Concepts Giveaway!

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The Girl Without A Name by Sandra Block Spotlight!



About the book:
In what passes for an ordinary day in a psych ward, Dr. Zoe Goldman is stumped when a highly unusual case arrives. A young African Americangirl, found wandering the streets of Buffalo in a catatonic state, is brought in by police. No one has come forward to claim her, and all leads have been exhausted, so Zoe's treatment is the last hope to discover the girl's identity.

When drugs prove ineffective and medical science seems to be failing, Zoe takes matters into her own hands to track down Jane Doe's family and piece together their checkered history. As she unearths their secrets, she finds that monsters hide where they are least expected. And now she must solve the mystery before it is too late. Because someone wants to make sure this young girl never remembers.

The Girl Without a Name is a powerful novel of memory and forgetting, of unexpected friendship and understanding...and of the secrets we protect no matter the consequences.
 Praise for Sandra Block

"A psychological suspense story smartly narrated... Zoe has a quick wit that emerges in wickedly unexpected ways."―New York Times Book Review

"The suspense keeps building throughout until the shocking ending. This is a riveting debut from a promising new author."―Booklist

"Sandra Block's heroine is smart, heartbreakingly vulnerable, and laugh-out-loud funny. I am a forever-fan of the Zoe Goldman series and will read anything Block writes. You should too."―Lisa Scottoline,New York Times bestselling author

"In Zoe, Block has created a character who is complicated, smart, and sympathetic. I can't wait to see what Block has in store for Zoe next."―Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author

"Taut writing. Great protagonist. Believable plot. As well as an ending you didn't see coming."―BookLoons.com
 http://www.sandraablock.com/


        About the author:
Sandra Block graduated from college at Harvard, then returned to her native land of Buffalo, New York, for medical training and never left. She isa practicing neurologist and has been published in both medical and poetry journals. The Girl Without a Name is her second novel.
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