Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The New Reality Book Review


 
Title: The New Reality
Author: Stephen Martino
Publisher: Light Messages
Pages: 333
Genre: Thriller
Format: Paperback/Kindle

 
Synopsis:
Alex Pella, an acclaimed neuroscientist and the hero of the new medical thriller, THE NEW REALITY, finds himself racing across the globe to find a cure for a rapidly spreading illness threatening to end all of humanity. To combat this worldwide pandemic, Pella and his colleagues must use modern science in an attempt to decipher a code hidden by God within the original pages of the Bible. 
THE NEW REALITY is the first book in a projected trilogy starring Alex Pella, created by New Jersey-based neurologist Stephen Martino. With his mixture of medicine, politics, biblical riddles, and futuristic science, Martino joins such masters of the medical thriller genre as Dan Brown, Michael Crichton, and Robin Cook. 
Martino’s villain is a deadly retrovirus accidentally unleashed on the world in the year 2080, a time when no country is financially equipped to deal with such a disaster. It’s up to Pella and NIH expert Marissa Ambrosia to lead the search for a cure while fending off an elite foreign military unit sent to stop them. The scientists, guided by an ancient code concealed within the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, traverse ancient lands in an attempt to solve a biblical riddle and save humanity from total extinction. 
Martino says he wrote THE NEW REALITY “more than just to entertain the reader. I really wanted to create a novel with substance, like (Brown’s) THE DA VINCI CODE or (Crichton’s) JURASSIC PARK. These books not only tell a fantastic story, but they also make the reader think.” 
In THE NEW REALITY, Martino has included such hot-button contemporary topics as genetic manipulation, gene therapy, unprecedented economic debt, and the rise of big government, combining them with more esoteric subjects such as the Bible Code and the mysteries hidden in the Book of Revelation. 
The Bible Code, Martino explains, does exist and was discovered by Dr. Eli Rips, a mathematician in quantum physics. The code has been confirmed by mathematicians at Yale, Harvard, and Hebrew University, as well as by peer-reviewed mathematical journals and the Pentagon. The code, Martino continues, is found in the original Hebrew version of the first five books of the Old Testament, called the Torah, and only in its untranslated, Hebrew form. 
All of these elements, Martino maintains, separate his book from the pack. He calls THE NEW REALITY “issue-oriented fiction. There are real concerns facing society today that threaten both the sovereignty and prosperity of our future generations. Though fictional, my novel addresses some of these issues and predicts the potential consequences we face as a nation if they are not properly addressed today.”
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This was an amazing drama filled with lots of action from the moment I started reading the first page. It was quick and easy to understand even with all of the medical talk and knowledge. The author did a great job in not losing me like sometimes can happen with too much medical information and long words.
 
Thrown into the mix is a crazy dictator who wants to control the world and believes that he has what it takes because a very rich man and his company has control of almost everything and every country in the world and he makes the dictator think he's on his side when he really has other plans for this man. He also has a really super crazy wife who doesn't really care about anyone but herself and her husband to some degree. All she see's and wants is power and money. Bad combination!
 
While Alex is trying to save the world from this horrible disease, he meets an interesting woman and while they don't act on their attraction for almost the whole book, it's there nonetheless and makes a great side story to an otherwise very tense situation.
 
It's a very good book and can't wait to read the next one!
 
Happy Reading!
 
You can also find more information on Goodreads and see the trailer on YouTube.
  
Book Excerpt:
 
“Off to work again?” Suzan asked, both half-kidding and annoyed.
Her husband seemed oblivious to the question. Because he labored three weeks of double shifts and returned home from work only four hours prior, she thought he was going to at least have the rest of the this day off. Clearly that was not the case. With so many of his coworkers getting sick, it left only a handful of dedicated employees to man the local factory.
“They’re working you straight into the grave,” Suzan added. “They only care about money and not their employees. I don’t know why you let them do this to you. Look at you.” She pointed the dishtowel towards him. “You are an old man and your body can’t do this anymore.”
She was right. Berk was going to be 65 next month and his youthful vitality had been quickly dwindling over the past few years. As arthritis in his back and neck set in, he could do less physical activity, causing him to gain weight. No longer a strapping young man, he had acquired a large gut and two extra chins in the process. Berk’s jet-black hair had also grayed precipitously since putting in all these extra hours at work.
“You worry too much,” he cajoled with a cherub-like grin.
In fact, Berk had been the one doing most of the worrying. He was concerned not only for himself but also for his friends and family in this small town of Yakakoy. Located in western Turkey just off the Aegean Sea, the town’s sole means of sustenance was its local factory. With fewer healthy employees remaining, it left only a handful of people to keep the business alive.
“If I didn’t do the worrying, who would?” Suzan scoffed, while washing the pots in the sink.
Suzan was a sturdy woman, full of life. Accustomed to the hard work of living on a farm as a child, she had grown strong both physically and mentally. Though fifty years of age, she still retained her youthful glow and joked about marrying such an old man. She always responded that he was young when she married him, and now look what happened.
Berk tried to leave without his wife noticing, but she held out her cheek, expecting a kiss before his departure.
“I have to be at the factory,” he curtly responded, while attempting to open the door.
“Oh, no honey. You’re not leaving until you give your wife her proper goodbye.”
Suzan grabbed Berk’s wrist. To her surprise it felt warm and clammy, almost as if she were holding a wet snake.  She then realized how red her husband’s face appeared. It was as if he fell asleep in a tanning bed and forgot to wake up for a day.
Berk looked down, not knowing what to say to his wife. They both had witnessed at least half their town come down with the same condition. Whenever someone developed these symptoms, they were immediately whisked away, never to be seen again. Over the past six months Yakakoy had slowly dwindled down to a fraction of its original population. Berk hoped that if he continued working no one would notice his declining health. Failure was not an option for him, and the last thing he ever wanted was to be forced to leave his dear wife and town.
“They’re not going to take you away, honey!” Suzan blurted with authority. “They will have to get through me first. Now you go upstairs and get some rest. You probably just have a fever from working too hard. I’ll tell the factory that you sprained your ankle and will be there in the morning.”
Berk knew excuses would not suffice. If anyone missed work or was late, the town police would immediately come to the house. With so many people in Yakakoy becoming mysteriously sick, the Turkish government had become adamant about removing anyone from the town with signs of The Disease.
The Disease is what the people called it. Since its appearance almost a year ago, it first spread quickly through Greece and Turkey, afflicting more of its population than either government cared to divulge. Scientists could give it no other name. No pathological organism for this new scourge could be found. Neither bacteria, virus, protozoa nor other infectious agent was ever discovered. Even rare pathogens such as prions, similar to those causing mad cow disease, were investigated but without any success.
Now as new victims began cropping up all over the world, humanity lay helpless at the mercy of The Disease. Without knowing the cause of this scourge or having any idea about the mode of its dissemination, humanity stood at the precipice of mass extinction. To prevent global chaos, there remained a total media blackout on the situation. All the general population of the world knew was that The Disease had been mostly confined to Turkey and Greece. Those that understood the truth were forced to secrecy.

About the Author:

Stephen Martino holds an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a neurologist in New Jersey. When he is not working, he can be found with his five children doing homework or cheering them on at a soccer field, basketball court, or dance recital. Martino is a member of the Knights of Columbus, a Cub Scout den leader and is an active public speaker, helping to educate the local community and healthcare professionals on the signs, symptoms and treatment of stroke. THE NEW REALITY is his first novel.

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Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.  

Wild Iris Ridge Book Review & Giveaway


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Welcome to my tour stop for Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne. This is an adult contemporary romance published by Harlequin.
 
The tour runs July 21-31 with reviews, author interviews and guest posts.
 
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Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne
Release: July 2014
Imprint: Harlequin HQN
ISBN: 978-0-373-77859-1
Pages: 352
Description:
A big-city, high-powered advertising executive and a small-town firefighter learn that no matter where you started or what you’ve lost, if you open your heart, you can find joy and love again. WILD IRIS RIDGE is the latest book in USA TODAY bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne’s charming Hope’s Crossing series. Lucy Drake and Brendan Caine have only one thing in common. And it's likely to tear them apart. Because it was Brendan's late wife, Jessie—and Lucy's best friend—who'd brought them together in the first place.  
And since Jesse's passing, Brendan's been distracted by his two little ones…and the memory of an explosive kiss with Lucy years before his marriage. Still, he'll steer clear of her. She's always been trouble with a capital T. Lucy couldn't wait to shed her small-town roots for the big city.  
But now that she's back in Hope's Crossing to take care of the Queen Anne home her late aunt has left her, she figures seeing Brendan Caine again is no big deal. After all, she'd managed to resist the handsome fire chief once before, but clearly the embers of their attraction are still smoldering…
 
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My Review:
 
You will definitely love this romantic novel between two people who are trying their best to not be attracted to each other and because of their love for Jesse.
 
It's hard for Brendan because he has children to care for and Lucy has always been independent and lived a carefree life up to now. The temptation of being near Brendan however, will test her willpower and her patience with herself.
 
If you love the tension that comes from two people trying their best to avoid each other, all the while wanting to give in to the imagined passion, then you will love this story! It's got everything you love in one of the most romantic but still sad love affair because they both have lost a best friend that they are trying hard to honor.
 
Happy Reading!
 
Best-selling author RaeAnne Thayne

Author bio:
 
USA TODAY bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne loves words. This led her to a fifteen-year career in journalismas a newspaper reporter and editor.
 
But through it all, she dreamed of writing the kind of stories she loved best, romance, and has since published more than 40 titles. RaeAnne finds inspiration in the rugged northern Utah mountains, where she lives with her hero of a husband and their children.
 
She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website,RaeAnneThayne.com.

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The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane Book Review


 
Title: The Teashop on Lavender Lane
Author: Sheila Roberts
Publisher: Harlequin Mira
Pages: 352
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance
Format: Paperback/Kindle

Synopsis:
When it comes to men, sisters don’t share!  
After a fake food poisoning incident in L.A., Bailey Sterling’s dreams of becoming a caterer to the stars collapse faster than a soufflĂ©. Now Bailey’s face is in all the gossip rags and her business is in ruins. But the Sterling women close ranks and bring her back to Icicle Falls, where she’ll stay with her sister Cecily. 
All goes well between the sisters until Bailey comes up with a new business idea—a tea shop on a charming street called Lavender Lane. She’s going into partnership with Todd Black, who—it turns out—is the man Cecily’s started dating. It looks to Cecily as if there’s more than tea brewing in that cute little shop. And she’s not pleased. 
Wait! Isn’t Cecily seeing Luke Goodman? He’s a widower with an adorable little girl, and yes, Cecily does care about him. But Todd’s the one who sends her zing-o-meter off the charts. So now what? Should you have to choose between your sister and the man you love (or think you love)?
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You will love this complicated love story about three sisters and one of them has two men after her, but before long that changes as Bailey comes back into town and goes into partnership with Todd in the Tea Shop that is on Lavender Lane.

You have to love it when it's between sisters but to be fair, Cecily is also seeing another man whom she isn't too wild about but I wonder if she is really looking? I know that for some odd reason, we women tend to like the bad boys, and that just might be our downfall. Hopefully, Cecily will learn and take the time to get to know Luke and see that he really is a good match for her.

The other sister is pregnant and happy, so no triangle there, just the other two and I think that's enough of situation that the third sister doesn't need to be in the drama too.

Happy Reading!
 
About the Author: 
 
Sheila Roberts lives in the Pacific Northwest. She’s happily married and has three children.
 
Writing since 1989, Sheila’s books have been printed in several different languages and have been chosen for book clubs such as Doubleday as well as for Readers Digest Condensed books. Her best-selling novel ON STRIKE FOR CHRISTMAS was made into a movie and appeared on the Lifetime Movie Network, and her novel THE NINE LIVES OF CHRISTMAS has just been optioned for film and is slated to be a Hallmark movie later this year.
 
Her novel ANGEL LANE was named one of Amazon’s Top Ten Romances for 2009.
 
When she’s not making public appearances or playing with her friends, she can be found writing about those things near and dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate.
 
Her latest book is the women’s fiction/romance, The Teashop on Lavendar Lane.
 
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Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.  

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Noise Book Spotlight


 
Noise, by Brett Garcia Rose, was published in June 2014 and is available for sale on Amazon.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Mystery

Synopsis:
The world is an ugly place, and I can tell you now, I fit in just fine.  
Lily is the only person Leon ever loved.  
When she left a suicide note and disappeared into a murky lake ten years ago, she left him alone, drifting through a silent landscape.  
Or did she?  
A postcard in her handwriting pulls Leon to the winter-cold concrete heart of New York City. What he discovers unleashes a deadly rage that has no sound. A grisly trail of clues leads to The Bear, the sadistic Russian crime lord who traffics in human flesh.  
The police—some corrupt, some merely compromised—are of little help. They don’t like Leon’s methods, or the mess he leaves in his wake. Leon is deaf, but no sane person would ever call him disabled. He survived as a child on the merciless streets of Nigeria. 
He misses nothing. He feels no remorse. The only direction he’s ever known is forward. He will not stop until he knows.  
Where is Lily?
Praise for Noise:
 
“A staggering, compelling work of fiction…mind-blowingly perfect. It has everything. Exquisite details, world-weary voice, and people worth knowing. It is truly amazing!” – MaryAnne Kolton, Author and Editor of This Literary Magazine
 
“Strong, compelling, raw and human in the best sense. Beautifully written.” – Susan Tepper, Author of Deer and Other Stories
 
“Perfect, compact and explosive, closing with the gentlest word.” – James Lloyd Davis, Author of Knitting the Unraveled Sleeves
 
“Wow. Beautiful and wonderful and sad and real.” – Sally Houtman, Author of To Grandma’s House, We . . . Stay
 
“Frighteningly good.” – Meg Pokrass, Author of Bird Envy
 
“Superbly explosive. The rage escalates and careens out of control. Amazing.” – Ajay Nair, Author of Desi Rap

About the Author:

Brett Garcia Rose is a writer, software entrepreneur, and former animal rights soldier and stutterer. He is the author of two books, Noise and Losing Found Things, and his work has been published in Sunday Newsday MagazineThe Barcelona ReviewOpiumRose and ThornThe Battered SuitcaseFiction AtticParaphilia and other literary magazines and anthologies.
 
His short stories have won the Fiction Attic’s Short Memoir Award (Second Place), Opium’s Bookmark Competition, The Lascaux Prize for Short Fiction, and have been nominated for the Million Writer’s AwardBest of the Net and The Pushcart Prize. Rose travels extensively, but calls New York City home. 
 
To learn more, go to BrettGarciaRose.com, or connect with Brett on TwitterFacebook, and Goodreads.
 
Disclaimer: I did not receive any monetary compensation.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you. 

The Last Letter Book Review & Giveaway



A Father’s Deceit
A Husband’s Betrayal
A Loved One’s Death
A Mother’s Choice
A Daughter’s Resentment
A Time to Forgive

For every daughter who thinks she knows her mother’s story…

Katherine wouldn’t have believed it if she hadn’t found the last letter…

Katherine Arthur’s dying mother arrives on her doorstep, forcing her to relive a past she wanted to forget.

When Katherine was young, the Arthur family had been affluent city dwellers until shame sent them running for the prairie, into the unknown.

Taking her family, including young Katherine, to live off the land was the last thing Jeanie Arthur had wanted, but she would do her best to make a go of it. For Jeanie’s husband Frank it had been a world of opportunity. Dreaming, lazy Frank. But, it was a society of uncertainty — a domain of natural disasters, temptation, hatred, even death.

Ten-year-old Katherine had loved her mother fiercely, put her trust in her completely, but when there was no other choice, and Jeanie resorted to extreme measures on the prairie to save her family, she tore Katherine’s world apart. Now, seventeen years later, Katherine has found the truth — she has discovered the last letter. After years of anger, can Katherine find it in her heart to understand why her mother made the decisions that changed them all? Can she forgive and finally begin to heal before it’s too late?
My Review:

Wow, this book has it all! And for it to have happened why back in the 1800 and 1900's is both riveting and shocking considering all that happened to this family. I guess you tend to forget that drugs have always been available and that men have always tended to have affairs when married, so I guess it shouldn't have shocked me, but it did.

I think what struck me the most was how Jeanie was able to pull herself together through all of it and never let on to anyone, especially her children how deeply hurt and how deeply their father had hurt her and humiliated her. As children they may feel certain slights and snide remarks but they do not carry the true shame that a woman of that time must have felt to the core of her soul. I don't know if I would have been able to bear what Jeanie went thru, especially the final and most humiliating night of her life, when her youngest daughter Yale was born and a lie was born from that one single night that lasted a lifetime.

Now, Jeanie's children are grown and she is dying and needs help from her oldest daughter, Katherine but Katherine is so wrapped up in what she believed happened when in reality she has no clue at all what her mother went through to protect them.

I have to admit that I really get bitter and feel quite strongly about willful children who judge their parents without knowing the full story and although some of this might have been Jeanie's fault, it's hard for me to understand how Katherine could think her druggie father has no blame in this situation and her mother is the monster, when in fact, her father is the animal and deserved everything he got.

No matter what your take is on this story, it will definitely leave an impact on you. It's full of emotions, drama, deceit, shame but along with that it shows you the true meaning of a mother's love for her children and her will to survive no matter what. And it will leave you with the thought of a fragile woman who found the courage to be a tiger when it mattered the most and hopefully, when The Last Letter comes to Katherine, she will finally understand her mother.

Happy Reading!
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About the Author

A Language Arts Coach with a Ph.D. in Reading Education, Kathleen lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

Kathleen's debut novel, The Last Letter was garnered multiple awards in 2011.  Her second novel, After the Fog (Silver IPPY), was a category finalist in the 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Awards.

Her third novel, Love and Other Subjects, earned a Silver medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Book Festival. Recently, Kathleen has released the her first romance novella, Home Again (Book One).

Book Two, a novel-length work in the Endless Love series called Return to Love, will be released in May, 2014. Books Two and Three in the historical fiction series that started with The Last Letter are nearly complete and should be released by fall, 2014.

Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and Pittsburgh Parent magazine. She lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

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Groovy Lab In A Box Giveaway


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The Groovy Lab in a Box is a neat box subscription service to do for your kids because it enables your child to think outside the box and it is so different than science class or school in general. The box service is great for homeschoolers for during the school year and beyond and also great for parents that want to give their child an edge in school.
 
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If you would like a chance to win a one month subscription to Groovy Lab in a Box make sure to enter below. It is open to US residents only and 18+ years of age. The giveaway starts on July 29th at midnight and will go until August 7th at Midnight.
 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Strangers On A Bus Book Blast & Giveaway




How far can they get on a bus ride anyway?

Publication Date: March 29, 2011
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Memoir

If you liked When Harry Met Sally, you'll fall in love with Robb and Gertrude from Strangers on a Bus...

Robb is crushed by a failed relationship with the love of his life and finds himself unexpectedly on a long bus trip from his adopted home in the U.S. back to his native Canada.

At the first stop in NYC, a girl gets on and so begins a contemplation of life, love, and strange events that will bring tears of laughter and heartache streaming down your face.

Is this girl Robb's real true love or just a rebound? How far can they get on a bus ride anyway?

This is a true story.


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Robert Manary is an international playboy and man of mystery, with the charm and sophistication of James Bond shaken not stirred with a couple ounces of Cyrano de Bergerac, a dash of Rasputin, and garnished with the rapier wit of Thurston Howell the Third.

That’s how he sees himself, anyway.

The truth is Robert Manary is a construct created to protect the dubious reputation of his Clark Kent like mild mannered writer/puppeteer/the man pulling the levers and breathing life into the Great and Powerful Oz (don’t look too closely behind the curtain).

Manary is an award winning blogger, an erotic romance novel writer, the author of a pretty decent romantic comedy, and for a brief period in the early nineties served as dictator of a small South American country.

Most of that is true.

Manary is also an experimental artist who has no clue how to write an Author’s Bio, and definitely no idea how to end one.

P.S. He is also a shameless plunderer of pop culture.

Chimes Are Music 2 My Ears Giveaway


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I grew up with the amazing sounds of chimes moving in the wind that my grandpa had made my family. They were beautiful and always quite unique in style and sound. The chimes never made the same musical sound every day because of the wind blowing it different ways. They were so beautiful that I always wanted to take them down and play the chimes all by myself or I take the center plastic thing and swing it and make it hit the chimes to help create the beautiful sound.
 
So now that I have kids my grandpa has created and given me wind chimes as well and I'm always finding my kids trying to do the exact same thing as I did as a child. Well, They can now without ever having to tangle up the wind chimes in the process.
 
These Chimes from MusicalPipes.com are great they are heavy-duty and they sound beautiful. They are made really well and they are sure to please the very youngest all the way up to the very oldest. Everyone can participate and help make music together in any sitting or event.
 
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This giveaway is open to US Residents, 18+. Giveaway runs from July 28th at 12:00am until August 9th at 12:00/Midnight