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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:Why textile designer Gerald Holtom's concept of combining Naval semaphoric signals for the letters "N" and "D" as a clarion call for "Nuclear Disarmament" was met with initial apathy from many protest organizers.

How the success of the Aldermaston protest saved the confusing logo from probable oblivion.

How religion and fine art inspired Holtom, along with the Goya paintings that most influenced his design.

How the first peace signs were intentionally made of clay so that they would survive a nuclear inferno.

The multi-layered, informal and formal network that launched the peace sign's popularity, including its first appearance …

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.BiographySara DuBose is a motivational speaker and author of three other novels: Where Hearts Live, Where Love Grows, a…

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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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 …

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 …

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 Ma…

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. H…

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 equi…

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 prot…

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…

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.

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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
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Wordpreneur - Publishing Newsletters: A Complete Guide to Markets, Editorial Content, Design, Subscriptions, Management, and Desktop Publishing by Howard Penn Hudson
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Superhero Profiles - Smal…

Elves Among Us Contest

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

Book DescriptionLOVE 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 intri…

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 pain…

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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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 selec…

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 Ha…

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…

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 …

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…