Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Book Giveaway - Peace

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Peace
Author: Barry Miles
Publisher: Readers Digest

Book Description

Readers of PEACE: 50 YEARS OF PROTEST will discover:

About the Author
Barry Miles was the chairman of the Youth Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the early sixties. Based in London, he has written numerous articles and books about the Beat Generation, including the New York Times best-seller Hippie.



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Book Giveaway - A Promise for Tomorrow

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A Promise for Tomorrow
Author: Sara Dubose
Publisher: Randall House Publications

Book Description

A small Alabama town in the mid-50's. A lazy summer afternoon. No concerns for Fannie Lea except her dreadful name. No concerns, that is, until she and her brother trespass on Boyd's property. Then, it's a grip around the waist, a knife to her throat and Boyd's breath, a smell like spoiled cabbage laced with tobacco and licorice.

Soon Flea (short for Fannie Lea) discovers secrets regarding other Sugar Hill residents. She learns the mystery behind Boyd's locked upstairs room and, eventually, places herself in danger to save a soul more helpless than she.

Biography

Sara DuBose is a motivational speaker and author of three other novels: Where Hearts Live, Where Love Grows, and Where Memories Linger. She is also author of Conquering Anxiety, published by the Presbyterian Church in America. Her other credits include numerous articles for publications such as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Today's Christian Woman, Virtue, Decision, The Christian Reader, and Family Life Today. She also appears in several anthologies published by Multnomah and Barbour. Sara received a first place fiction award from Putting Your Passion into Print and a first place fiction award from Southeastern Writer's Association. Sara currently speaks for seminars, festivals, civic clubs, churches and schools and may be contacted at: saradubose.com. Sara and her husband live in Montgomery, Alabama. She is the mother of two daughters.



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Book Giveaway - Omega Sol

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Omega Sol
Author: Scott Mackay
Publisher: Penguin Group

Book Description

Thought-provoking science fiction from the author of Phytosphere

Dr. Cameron Conrad has learned that the alien phenomenon known as the Moon Towers was designed to accelerate the sun's lifespan and turn it into a red giant. With Earth on the brink of destruction, Conrad needs to find a way to convince the aliens that humanity is worth saving...


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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Book Giveaway - The Mother Factor

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The Mother Factor
Author: Stephan B. Poulter
Publisher: Prometheus Books

Book Description
Whether we acknowledge it or not, our mothers leave an indelible impression on the persons we become. Our ability to function emotionally in relationships--both personal and professional--is based on our mothers' deep influence.

In a book full of insights and wisdom based on a career of helping others, acclaimed psychologist Stephan B. Poulter shows how the mother factor can work either for or against us. The key to allowing this important legacy to work for us, says Dr. Poulter, depends on understanding our mother's pervasive influence on our life. He shows that the way we connect emotionally in adult relationships is based on the "style" of our mothers.

Dr. Poulter defines the five major styles of mothering as:

·The Perfectionist Mother--whose family must look perfect in every way
·The Unpredictable Mother--whose ups and downs can create lifelong anxiety and depression in her son or daughter
·The "Me First" Mother--whose children come second or last
·The "Best Friend" Mother--who's now in vogue but can wreak havoc
·The Complete Mother--who provides guidance and shows compassion to her child.

Although most mothers are a combination of the above, many fit more into one category than others. Even though as adults, we tend to dismiss our past as the past, we do so at risk to ourselves. Only by understanding how our mother's legacy affects us today can we transcend the mysterious anger, anxiety, depression, and shame that we feel, and achieve the kind of relationships we deserve.

Dr. Poulter demonstrates how the internalized "rulebook" we inherit from our mothers is a very powerful force. These unspoken rules govern work, relationships, emotions, separation, and independence. Unless we become aware of the rules that guide our behavior, thoughts, and beliefs, we won't have the ability to make our own choices.

This enlightening book will help readers connect with their past to correct self-defeating behaviors, reach their full emotional potentials, and live happier, more fulfilling lives.

About the Author
Stephan B. Poulter, PhD (Los Angeles, CA), is the author of three previous books including The Father Factor, which was praised by Newsweek, ,Publishers Weekly, and other publications, and received widespread attention on Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets. He has practiced as a clinical psychologist specializing in family relationships for twenty-four years. Dr. Poulter lectures widely and appears regularly on radio talk shows and news programs.



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Author Giveaways

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Stop into Danette’s Chatting Lounge this week.

Today’s guest is Author Cynthia Eden, she’ll be giving away a copy of her newest Hotter After Midnight .

Thursday - Saturday’s Guest is Nancy K. Haddock, she’ll be giving away a copy of her latest La Vida Vampire.



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Book Giveaway - From the Hips

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From the Hips
Author: Rebecca Odes, Ceridwen Morris
Publisher: Three Rivers Press

Book Description
Drawing on the experiences of hundreds of real parents and the expertise of doctors, midwives and other birth and baby pros, this indispensable resource is filled with the most accurate and up-to-date information about having and caring for a baby, including:

Decisions, Decisions:
A judgment-free breakdown of every major choice, including prenatal testing, natural vs. medical childbirth, circumcision, breast or bottle feeding, and work/life options

The Endless No:
What not to eat, take, and do when you’re pregnant-get the real facts behind the prohibitions

I Want My Life Back:
Anxiety, regret, ambivalence, and other rarely discussed postpartum emotions

Parents and partners:
A look beyond the one-size-fits-all approach to family, with strategies for minimizing perfect-parent pressure and managing your real-life relationships through the changes

Sorting Through the Voices:
A user-friendly guide to the dueling gurus, trendy techniques, and conflicting theories that confuse new parents

A forward-thinking book that includes a wide range of voices and approaches, From the Hips reflects the many ways of being pregnant and parenting without suggesting that there is one right way.

About the Author
Rebecca Odes is the coauthor and illustrator of the bestselling sex/life guide, Deal with It! A Whole New Approach to Your Body, Brain, and Life as a gURL. She lives in New York City with her husband and children.
Ceridwen Morrisis a writer and mother living in New York City.



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Book Giveaway - Style Statement

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Style Statement
Author: Danielle LaPorte, Carrie McCarthy
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Book Description
STYLE STATEMENT is an inspiring take on the power of style and authenticity. Deemed "style psychotherapists," Carrie and Danielle are the creators of the Style Statement: a two-word compass that helps you make more confident choices in life -- from your wardrobe to your relationships, your living room to your career plans.

Part workbook, part inspirational narrative, STYLE STATEMENT presents a series of inquiries that lead readers to the personal words that guide the spirit, look and feel of their life. The first word represents your foundation, your 80%. The second word, your 20%, is what motivates and distinguishes you.

Via Carrie and Danielle's Lifestyle Map, readers then explore how their own unique Style Statement can generate momentum in every area of their life.

About the Author
Carrie McCarthy is a graduate of the London College of Fashion. A former fashion model, award-winning interior designer, and head of "Robe," a successful wedding dress company, Carrie is a regular design personality in the media. She is featured on a regular basis in Canadian House & Home, Style at Home, Coastal Living, Western Living and Vancouver Magazine (where she was dubbed "one of the hottest designers in Vancouver"). Carrie is married and lives in Vancouver. Her Style Statement is Refined Treasure.
Danielle LaPorte is a writer and seasoned marketing strategist in Vancouver. She has worked as Executive Director of the Arlington Institute--a think tank in Washington, DC--where she led a team of world class analysts in studying market trends for the liked of IBM, The Pentagon, and The World Bank, and was granted a position on the White House Council in 2000. She also headed her own communications agency for ten years, providing branding expertise and national publicity campaigns for clients ranging from Pulitzer Prize winners to pop stars. Danielle has appeared in The Globe & Mail, Fashion Magazine, and Washington Post, to name a few. Her Style Statement is Sacred Dramatic.


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Monday, April 28, 2008

Book Giveaway - The Hot Mom To Be Handbook

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The Hot Mom To Be Handbook
Author: Jessica Denay
Publisher: ChickLit Media Group

Book Description
The Hot Mom To Be Handbook is so full of great ideas, wonderful advice, and fabulous ways to be a hot mom despite the fact you're the size of a minivan, that it makes even me want to be pregnant again! Joanne Kimes, author of Pregnancy Sucks

About the Author
If you think planning your wedding was tough, try planning your birth! As founder of the Hot Moms Club and author of Moms Have More Fun!, Jessica Denay is regarded as one of the leading ³mom² experts. She has been featured and quoted in dozens of magazines and has appeared on more than 100 television shows and multiple television networks, including the Today Show, CNN, The Insider, ABC, NBC, and Fox, sharing advice for new moms. Having tried hundreds of products herself and working daily with leading moms in the pregnancy field, Jessica highlights her favorite sites, goods, stories, and advice.


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Book Giveaway - Hands-Off Cooking

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Hands-Off Cooking
Author: Ann Martin Rolke
Publisher: Wiley

Book Description

Perfect for today's hectic lifestyles, this quick-and-easy cookbook will help home cooks free up extra time without sacrificing great homemade meals. Distinctively different, this cookbook features dishes that can be prepared fast and left unattended while the cook answers an e-mail, spends time with the kids (or the guests), or simply relaxes. More than 100 delicious recipes include everything from main dishes and sides to breads and desserts. There are recipes for the crock-pot, stovetop, and oven. Unlike typical "quick" dishes, these emphasize freshness and flavor and avoid highly processed foods. With Hands-Off Techniques, Stress Savers, Eye Appeal ideas, useful tips on ingredients and equipment, plus timesaving recipes, Hands-Off Cooking is the cookbook busy people can't wait to get their hands on.

About the Author
Ann Martin Rolke is a culinary consultant in Sacramento, California, writing about food, developing recipes, teaching cooking classes, and editing cookbooks. She has cooked at several famous upscale restaurants, including Red Sage in Washington, D.C., and Mecca in San Francisco. Visit her Web site at www.handsoffcooking.com


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Review - Periscope LED Bookcover Booklight

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing a unique book product, namely The Periscope LED book light in a book cover.

Now, being a bona fide bookworm and one who likes to read late into the night, I’ve gone through several book lights. While necessary for every bookworm, their ease of use isn’t always guaranteed. Most book lights clip on to the cover of the book you’re reading. This is fine if it’s a hardback where the hard cover is capable of holding the weight of the book light and its subsequent use. But most book lights generally fail when it comes to paperbacks. Add to this a bookmark and things get real dicey balance-wise. This is where the Periscope LED book light in a book cover comes in real handy. After reading the press release (below) I was really eager to try out this innovative product that’s now available in Barnes & Noble bookstores and website.

From the Press release -
The Periscope LED book light in a book cover comes for both hardcover and paperback books. It protects privacy while putting light where you want it without cords, clips or clutter. These Periscope products feature a LED book light, a book cover and a bookmark in a single lightweight unit.

Unlike other reading lights, the Periscope book light is always with the book you’re reading. Readers never have to search for or carry a separate light for the hardcover or paperback book they’re reading. Simply slip the book into the Periscope bookcover (there are separate covers for hardcover and mass market paperback books), pull up the retractable light that’s stored in the spine of the book cover and start reading in the dark! The Periscope adjustable twin, wide-angle LED light automatically turns on when the arm is extended and shuts off when collapsed into the cover. What’s more, because the light is totally adjustable, readers can put the reading light precisely where they want it for maximum reading comfort. And, because Periscope is battery powered by three AA batteries that deliver over 40 hours of continuous light, there are no cords or plugs to worry about.

The Periscope paperback book light in a bookcover fits all mass market sized soft cover books and carries a suggested retail price of $34.95. The Periscope hardcover book light in a book cover carries a suggested retail price of only $39.95 and accommodates best-seller hardcover, trade paperbacks, and Bibles. Both models come with a built-in bookmark and inside pockets to hold tickets or other travel documents. A mini travel AC adapter is available for both models for a suggested retail price of $14.95.

For more information about Periscope products, visit www.periscopelight.com
Review

I tried out the paperback version of this nifty product. This product is all that it claims to be and I’ve found it really useful for my night time reading. The light is really good and while I’d have preferred the brilliance toned down a little bit (a dimmer attachment perhaps), there’s no doubt that it makes reading easy and an out and out pleasure in a darkened atmosphere. I found the concept of a built-in retractable book light to be very appealing (not to mention space-saving) and it helps enormously when you don’t have to struggle to clip a book light to a easily-bent paperback cover and make sure it doesn’t fall off if you change positions or turn a page. The extendable arm gives it versatility and the adjustable head provides light at whichever angle’s convenient to you. In fact, just its name (periscope) says it all.

I’ve used book covers and I’ve used book lights. But this is the only product that I know of which combines the use and utilization of both. I found the book cover with its built-in pocket to be a boon for those times when you have a ticket or some such to store and also to hide the sometimes provocative covers of the novels I love to read. A fat paperback neatly fits in this bookcover and since the light is built in, I just have to pull up the arm for it to automatically switch on and use the built-in bookmark for when slumber claims me. The three AA batteries claim to deliver over 40 hours of continuous light, so no fumbling around for batteries every time you want to read at night and there’s also an AC travel adapter for direct power supply. And what is just terrific is that when traveling, I don’t have to put away the book and the light and the bookmark separately as they’re all built in one single bookcover! Just close it, and go.

In Short

What a simple yet brilliant concept. It makes my bookish heart sigh wistfully just thinking of how many more books I would have been able to read if only someone had come up with this product years earlier.




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Book Giveaway - A Bride So Fair

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A Bride So Fair
Author: Carol Cox
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Book Description
Attention history, mystery, and romance lovers! Take a trip on Carol Cox's spellbinding thrill ride of intrigue and suspense at the Chicago World's Fair. Here you'll find Emily Ralston, a young woman searching for independence and adventure; Stephen Bridger, a handsome Columbian guard sparked by the flames of love; and Adam, a little boy caught in a web of intrigue and deceit. Join this fascinating trio as they strive to solve a deadly mystery before time runs out!

About the Author
CAROL COX is a native of Arizona, whose time is devoted to being a pastor's wife, mom to her grown son, and a home-school teacher to her daughter, church pianist, and youth worker. She loves anything that she can do with her family: reading, traveling, historical studies, and outdoor excursions. She is also open to new pursuits on her own, including genealogy research, crafts, and the local historical society. She plans to write more historical inspirational romance, in which her goals are to encourage Christian readers with entertaining and uplifting stories and to pique the interests of non-Christians who might read her novels.


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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Contests and Giveaways - Weekend Edition

Here are Book Giveaways galore for this weekend. Have fun entering and Good luck! And if you're a lucky winner, do come back and tell me all about it. I'll post it here.

Also, if you enjoy this blog, then please PLEASE leave a comment even it's just to say 'Hi'. OR send me an Amazon GC, whichever works ;-)

As always, feel free to use the Contact Form Or Email me at abookblogger at gmail dot com.

I'll be back on Monday with more giveaways and contests. See you then!

Now, without further ado ...

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Lea Schizas - Meghan Rose On Stage by Lori Z. Scott, Stacy Curtis
Ends 4/27

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Wordpreneur - Publishing Newsletters: A Complete Guide to Markets, Editorial Content, Design, Subscriptions, Management, and Desktop Publishing by Howard Penn Hudson
Ends 4/27

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Superhero Profiles - Smallville by Craig Byrne
Ends 11:59 PM EST April 27, 2008

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Prison Break Buff - Autographed copy of Slip & Fall by Nick Santora
Ends 4/30

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Apartment Therapy - SORTED! The Ultimate Guide to Organising Your Life by Lissanne Oliver
Ends 4/28
("Sorted!" is a bestseller in Australia and it will be coming to the US in November.)

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Tiny Choices - Bead Simple by Susan Beal
Ends 4/28

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Cynsations - By Venom's Sweet Sting by Tiffany Trent
Ends 4/30

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IB Teen Blog - City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Ends 4/30

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American Consumer News - High School Money Book by Don Silver
Ends 4/30

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The Naughty Lady - What Happens In Vegas...
Ends 5/1

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Rachel Ray Show - Prize: (7 winners) A copy of “Toddler 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Toddler” by Denise Fields and Ari Brown, M.D.
Ends 5/2

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Brittanie - Where Would Cows Hide? by D. C. Stewart
Ends 5/31

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The "My Favorite Mom" spa basket contest. In honor of Mother's Day, Margaret would love to hear and share your favorite story about your mother (or someone who is like a mother to you). To enter the contest go here and share your story to win one of TWO fabulously scrumptious spa baskets! She will be posting the stories (with your permission of course) on her blog.

Oh, if you leave a comment on this post (http://margaretmcsweeney.blogspot.com/2008/04/my-favorite-mom-blog-tour.html) and you'll be entered to win a signed copy of A Mother's Heart Knows for your very own!

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Elves Among Us Contest

Bound To Love Her
Author: Esri Rose
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Zebra (May 6, 2008)

Book Description

LOVE MAY BE JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

When Erin Chandler takes her neighbor's dog for a late-night walk through the Colorado woods, armed with flashlight and pepper spray, she's prepared for anything-almost. The last thing Erin expects to encounter along the trail is an elf, not to mention an incredibly sexy one.

OR UNDER A ROCK.

Attacked by a rival who wants to steal his land and end his life, Galan of Longtail Rock was nearly dead until Erin saved his life by giving him her energy, binding them to each other with mysterious force. Now Galan has no idea how to break their link without paying the ultimate price. But Erin doesn't mind sharing such close quarters with Galan. Ever since she's met him, she can't stop fantasizing what it would be like to feel his lingering kisses on her lips and his warm caresses grazing her skin. As Erin learns more about Galan and his intriguing world, she finds herself falling deeper and deeper in love with him.

Biography

Esri Rose lives in Boulder, Colorado, where elves could walk the streets without undue attention. Esri lives with her husband and her cat, one of whom has pointy ears. This is her first book.


Interesting, to say the least! But the contest isn't for a prize copy of this book. Rather, Esri Rose is ...

having a "Speech Bubble" contest! This is a weekly contest and there will be a winner each week. Winners of the weekly drawings will have their bubbles featured on the blog and will each receive a signed copy of Bound to Love Her and actual stickers to stick on it (including their own winning entry). Enter as many good ideas as you have. You can send entries until midnight of May 2nd. Go there and enter.

The grand-prize winner will receive…
  • A signed copy of Bound to Love Her and stickers as above,
  • A $30 gift certificate from e.l.f. cosmetics,
  • A CafePress T-shirt featuring
    a) the book cover with her/his winning speech bubble or
    b) a shirt which reads ElvesAmongUs.com at the top and What if elves lived among us? at the bottom.
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Book Giveaway - Winter Haven

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Winter Haven
Author: Athol Dickson
Publisher: Bethany House

Book Description

Eleven years ago, Vera Gamble's brother left their house never to be seen again. Until the day Vera gets a phone call that his body has been found...washed ashore in the tiny island town of Winter Haven, Maine. His only surviving kin, Vera travels north to claim the body..and finds herself tumbling into a tangled mystery. Her brother hasn't aged a day since last she saw him.

Determined to uncover what happened in those lost years, Vera soon discovers there are other secrets lurking in this isolated town. But Winter Haven's murky past now seems bound to come to light as one woman seeks the undeniable and flooding light of truth.

About the Author
Athol Dickson's university-level training in painting, sculpture, and architecture was followed by a long career as an architect then his decision several years ago to devote full time to writing. River Rising, named one of the top novels of 2006 by Booklist magazine, received a Christy Award and his novel They Shall See God was a Christy Award finalist. He and his wife, Sue, live in Southern California. Visit AtholDickson.com for more information.



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Book Giveaway - In the Serpent's Coils

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In the Serpent's Coils
Author: Tiffany Trent
Publisher: Mirrorstone

Book Description

Fairies can be downright dangerous!

In the Serpent's Coils marks the debut of Hallowmere, a dark, edgy historical fantasy series that teens won't be able to put down!

Ever since her parents died in the Civil War, Corrine's dreams have been filled with fairies warning her of impending peril. When she's sent to live at Falston Manor, she thinks she's escaped the danger stalking her. Instead the dreams grow stronger, just as girls begin disappearing from school.

About the Author

Tiffany Trent teaches English at Virginia Tech. She currently lives in Virginia and is a member of the Class of 2K7 (www.classof2k7.com), a group of authors with first novels debuting in 2007 who have banded together to promote their books.


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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Book Giveaway - Comfort Food

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Comfort Food
Author: Kate Jacobs
Publisher: Putnam Adult

Book Description

In this smart, delicious novel by the bestselling author of The Friday Night Knitting Club, a celebrity chef shows her friends and family the joy of fulfillment— and manages to spice up her own life at the same time.

Shortly before turning the big 5-0, boisterous party planner and Cooking with Gusto! personality Augusta “Gus” Simpson finds herself planning a birthday party she’d rather not—her own. She’s getting tired of being the hostess, the mother hen, the woman who has to plan her own birthday party. What she needs is time on her own with enough distance to give her loved ones the ingredients to put together successful lives without her.

Assisted by a handsome up-and-coming chef, Oliver, Gus invites a select group to take an on-air cooking class. But instead of just preaching to the foodie masses, she will teach regular people how to make rich, sensuous meals—real people making real food. Gus decides to bring a vibrant cast of friends and family on the program: Sabrina, her fickle daughter; Troy, Sabrina’s ex-husband; Anna, Gus’s timid neighbor; and Carmen, Gus’s pompous and beautiful competitor at the Cooking Channel. And when she begins to have more than collegial feelings for her sous-chef, Gus realizes that she might be able to rejuvenate not just her professional life, but her personal life as well. . . .

About the Author
KATE JACOBS is a writer and former magazine editor.


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Book Giveaway - Head Case

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Head Case
Author: Sarah Aronson
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Book Description

ONE MISTAKE. ONE BAD NIGHT. ONE TOO MANY DRINKS.

A powerful and heartbreaking debut novel about a guy who had it all...until he drank that fifth beer and got into the car.
Frank Marder is a head, paralyzed from the neck down, and it's his fault. He was drinking. He was driving. Now Frank can't walk, he can't move, he can't feel his skin. He needs someone to feed him, to wash him, to move his body.
But if you ask most of the people who are posting on www.quadkingonthenet, he hasn't been adequately punished. Two people are dead because of him. Frank should go to jail. Only "Annonymous" disagrees.

About the Author
Sarah Aronson is a former physical therapist who lives in Hanover, New Hampshire. This is her first book.


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Book Giveaway - Fast Profits in Hard Times

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Fast Profits in Hard Times
Author: Jordan E. Goodman
Publisher: Business Plus

Book Description
Do you think you can't profit if the economy is in serious decline? Many investors believe you can earn substantial profits only if it's strong. In this groundbreaking book, Jordan E. Goodman, "America's Money Answers Man" and an expert with thirty years of experience in the financial media, proves how wrong they can be. FAST PROFITS IN HARD TIMES reveals ten simple-to-implement but little-known investment venues that can make it easy for you to earn high returns even when the economy is down.

Goodman describes how these ten strategies work. He gives you a realistic appraisal of how much time and effort you'll need to spend on each, and tells you how much money you need to get started, what kind of returns you can reasonably expect, how liquid each investment is, and how to minimize the risks both before and after you plunge in.

Together with this book's detailed resources-Web sites, associations, companies, and more-the insider tips in this book are geared for the average American, not full-time investors. Just one of these strategies could be your path to a much more comfortable lifestyle...this year and every year.

About the Author
JORDAN GOODMAN is the president of Freedom Investment Club's Financial Services division. It is the largest investment club in North America, with over $35 million in assets. He speaks across the country on investing and is a regular guest on Neil Cavuto's "Your World" segment on Fox News and Jim Bohannon's nationally syndicated radio show.


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Book Giveaway - A Mending at the Edge

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A Mending at the Edge
Author: Jane Kirkpatrick
Publisher: WaterBrook Press

Book Description

“Of all the things I left in Willapa, hope is what I missed the most.”

So begins this story of one woman’s restoration from personal grief to the meaning of community. Based on the life of German-American Emma Wagner Giesy, the only woman sent to the Oregon Territory in the 1850s to help found a communal society, award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick shows how landscape, relationships, spirituality and artistry poignantly reflect a woman’s desire to weave a unique and meaningful legacy from the threads of an ordinary life. While set in the historical past, it’s a story for our own time answering the question: Can threads of an isolated life weave a legacy of purpose in community?

About the Author
An international keynote speaker, Jane Kirkpatrick’s two nonfiction books and fourteen novels, including All Together in One Place, BookSense 76 Bestseller A Name of Her Own and Oregon’s Literary 100, A Sweetness to the Soul, blend her clinical social work with her Oregon ranching life and love of history. Her works earn regional and national literary merit including the coveted Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center and National Cowboy Hall of Fame. She lives on Starvation Lane with her husband of 31 years, Jerry; and with two dogs and a goat. www.jkbooks.com


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Children's Book Giveaways - Two books

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Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought
Author: Oliver Chin
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: Immedium (May 1, 2008)

Book Description
All aboard with this joyful celebration of the railroad! Timmy and his sister Tammy love trains, so their parents treat them to the ride of their lives. Sitting on the smallest scale engine, the children begin a magical journey that transports them onto ever-larger locomotives and brings their ultimate fantasy to life.

From streetcars and subways to bullet and freight trains, Timmy and Tammy see new colors and hear fresh sounds. Traveling through the countryside and city, the kids cross tunnels, bridges, and highways and revel in a dazzling daydream.

Marvelously detailed illustrations will rivet readers by conveying the rhythm and energy of a seamless experience. Wonderfully engaging for repeat reading, this tale is ideal for introducing trains, colors, and sounds to young readers. Plus, the surprising final destination makes this a perfect bedtime story and gift for train-lovers of all ages.

Oliver Chin has written The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Pig from the acclaimed Tales of the Chinese Zodiac series, The Adventures of WonderBaby, and other books. Residing in San Francisco, California, he is married with two sons.

Heath McPherson is a commercial animator who has illustrated for DreamWorks and Disney. A real train lover, he and his wife reside near Birmingham, Alabama.



The Year of the Dog
Author: Oliver Chin, Miah Alcorn
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: Immedium

Book Description
The year 2006 is the Year of the Dog! Born on New Year's Day, the puppy Daniel explores the world with his parents and the girl Lin and learns how to become "man's best friend." Growing up is an adventure, as Daniel and Lin soon share colorful travels. But being a good dog takes practice, as Daniel realizes when he barks up the wrong tree! Can Daniel prove his loyalty and dependability by helping Lin when she needs him the most?

Daniel's rollicking journey to discover his true nature will delight children and adults alike. Bright and dynamic illustrations will appeal to new parents, those interested in Asian culture, and dog lovers. This launches the annual Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series, which will introduce each of the 12 charismatic animals from the Chinese lunar calendar.

For nearly 5,000 years, the Chinese Zodiac has organized time in cycles of 12 years. Each year is traditionally represented by an animal that symbolizes unique qualities. Therefore, people born in the year of a particular animal have certain personalities and identify with their signs.

Now billions worldwide celebrate this two-week spring festival. For example, the San Francisco Chinese New Year parade began in 1853 and is now the largest celebration outside of Asia. So, welcome the new year by enjoying the entertaining adventures of The Year of the Dog!

Oliver Chin is a critically acclaimed writer of the children's book The Adventures of WonderBaby: From A to Z, the graphic novel 9 of 1: A Window to the World, and sports commentary The Tao of Yao: Insights from Basketball's Brightest Big Man. Residing in San Francisco, California, he is married with a son.

Jeremiah Alcorn is an accomplished artist, character developer, and game designer. Winner of the 2003 ACME animation competition, Alcorn resides in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife and two children.


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