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cold deception

d b tait

cold

Secrets, lies, deception. That’s what it takes to stay alive.

At 20, Julia Taylor went to prison for murdering a man who deserved it. Ten years later, she’s ready to put the past behind her and get on with her life. But someone won’t let her. Someone will do anything to drive Julia away, including murder.

As the body count rises, Julia is forced to accept the help of Dylan Andrews, a cop with dark secrets of his own. Unfortunately help has a cost. Dylan is digging into Julia’s past, uncovering secrets she is desperate to keep.

Julia must keep Dylan at a distance, or else risk her own safety, and the safety of everyone she loves …

 shush  – its not out yet tho !! don’t you think it looks hot ?

suspense ?


brave girls club: choose happy melody ross ( another review to come not out yet)

to come

You were meant for a beautiful life!

Every day and every minute, we make a choice. And in this beautiful, uplifting book of real talk and real truth, Brave Girls Club founder Melody Ross makes a compelling case to make the choice for happiness.

Famous worldwide for her gorgeous trademark art, Melody Ross has become just as beloved for her very personal voice, the voice of someone who has earned life’s wisdom the hard way, and has learned to treasure its joys all the more. In Choose Happy, Melody speaks soul-to-soul, with the profound and joyful message to make choices with our bravest, strongest selves.Choose Happy is a gift for yourself and for anyone you love who is facing transition and change, struggling through the thick of it, or looking ahead with dreams and hopes.


woodstock master of disguise

charles m schulz

i am doi g the happi dance -i love snoopy plus i can’t wait for the movie … did you hear me ? .. YES THERE IS GOING TO BE A MOVIE OUT XMAS 2015 !!!

woodstockDo a happy dance for another AMP! Comics for KidsPeanuts collection!

Woodstock might be the smallest of all the Peanuts gang, but he’s got a lot to say, even if Snoopy is the only one who understands him. That’s because Snoopy is Woodstock’s “Friend of Friends,” and together they write masterpieces, fly airplanes, find the perfect place to nap, and win over the hearts of readers all over the world. Whether he’s falling in love with a snowflake or crash-landing on the tip of Snoopy’s nose, Woodstock is the little yellow bird with a big personality. It takes more than a strong wind to ruffle Woodstock’s feathers, although it’s a good thing he has Snoopy to keep his little yellow feet on the ground. Don’t miss out on the newest AMP! Peanuts collection featuring Woodstock, the most recognizable yellow bird in the world—even in disguise!

Charles Schulz’s Peanuts is one of the most timeless and beloved comic strips ever. Now AMP! is carrying on that legacy with new collections of Peanuts classics for middle-grade readers.

First published in 1950, the classic Peanuts strip now appears in more than 2,200 newspapers in 75 countries in 25 languages. Phrases such as “security blanket” and “good grief,” which originated in the Peanuts world, are now part of the global vernacular, and images of Charles Schulz’s classic characters–Charlie Brown kicking the football, Lucy leaning over Schroeder’s piano–are now universally recognized. Together these books will introduce a new generation of kids to the lovable cast in time for the new animated Peanuts movie, which hits theaters in 2015!

surely it’s everyones favourite please please let have me have more ;o)


how i lost you

jenny blackhurst

howA brilliant debut psychological crime novel, for fans of Alex Marwood’s THE WICKED GIRLS.

They told her she killed her son. She served her time. But what if they lied?

I have no memory of what happened but I was told I killed my son. And you believe what your loved ones, your doctor and the police tell you, don’t you?

My name is Emma Cartwright. Three years ago I was Susan Webster, and I murdered my twelve-week-old son Dylan. I was sent to Oakdale Psychiatric Institute for my crime, and four weeks ago I was released early on parole with a new identity, address and a chance to rebuild my shattered life.

This morning, I received an envelope addressed to Susan Webster. Inside it was a photograph of a toddler called Dylan. Now I am questioning everything I believe because if I have no memory of the event, how can I truly believe he’s dead?

If there was the smallest chance your son was alive, what would you do to get him back?

A compulsive, thought-provoking and thrilling novel from a fantastic new talent.

Lynn rated it 5 of 5 stars

Shelves: crime

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!

Any review would take away from the genius of this book. It all seems to revolve around a mother killing her son and the aftermath of her actions but this is SO much more than that! Whilst I don’t want to take away from the initial storyline which in itself is pretty harrowing you are soon drawn into a world of suspicion, deception and revenge that you won’t see coming!

This deserves a much better front cover as that alone is misleading but the blurb for the book makes it read very much like a book written by a woman for women and I feel it’s totally misleading given the nature of the crimes involved. Any gender would get as much out of reading this and I hope that isn’t lost when it’s published in April 2015.

this simple has to be a best seller in april !!

I, for one, will be telling many of my crime loving customers about this one!


forgotten treasures

d hart

how does one continue living on ? can we survive ?

forgotten

~Based on actual events~


In the aftermath of destruction, hearts were destroyed, strengths were stripped, and vulnerabilities were exposed.

A community was ripped apart after a tragic accident, and the loss hit one family particularly hard as it claimed the lives of three, leaving only one surviving member to pick up the pieces and move forward.

Baylor’s life was wiped clean in the blink of an eye. No family, no home, no name. That is, until she met Brandt. He took a chance, giving her hope and a reason to start over. A reason to rebuild a life full of forgotten memories. A reason to trust. A reason to love.

Finding love in all the right places should be easy, but when truths are revealed, it’s anything but. Brandt will help her rediscover the true meaning of unconditional eternal love that will prove painful, life altering, and redeeming.

Together, they will try to face the future and will use each other’s strengths to learn how to live again. Can they rewrite history, or in the end, will the tragedies of their pasts be too much?

While at times it’s hard to remember,
It’s more painful to forget.

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This is one of those novels that opens with a mystery, steeped in complexity and revelations are slowly drip-fed to the reader as the story progresses leaving you guessing and speculating and possibly dreading the truth the whole way through.  At first, it really gave me a Burying Water by K A Tucker vibe  – an amnesiac heroine who has suffered a severe trauma and is taken in by the kindness of apparent strangers in the aftermath.  Knowing what had happened to that heroine and why she was in the situation she was made me fearful for Freckles, our unnamed heroine, and a little distrustful of those around her. Just a quick observation – the synopsis actually gives the heroine’s name and I really didn’t like that.  This is one of the things we don’t know for a long time and I hate that it’s given away in the blurb.

I confess that I a hard time pinpointing the location of the story at first – based on the original description, I kind of had her in the European Alps. followed by the Eastern Coast of the US and finally, and correctly, put her on the West Coast.  I think I was as confused as the heroine!  That’s my own over-active imagination conjuring up scenes and backdrops from the narrative and nothing to do with the author – I’m a very visual reader and the scenes often spring to life vividly in my mind as I read.

Forgotten Treasures pans out rather like a Shakespearean tragedy as one traumatic event is compounded by yet another. I find it hard to believe that an author can heap that much that pain and sorrow on her characters but it states that this is all based on real life events so I guess it just goes to prove that bad things can happen to good people and just keep on happening. And there is so much tragedy here – I wept quietly into my Kindle often during the second half of the book.

The book does really divide itself neatly into two halves describing, at first, Freckles in her amnesiac fog desperate to know what has happened and then after everything comes flooding back to her all of a sudden, the story leading up to that moment is retold and it’s a shocker.  So much tragedy and so much pain.  I kind of defy anyone not to be moved by it.  Freckles has survived something very terrible but survival is relative and whether she’s now living or just existing is up for speculation.

Forget me not.’

I replied aloud, “Never.”

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This was an intriguing story, layered in complexity, very well told.  I felt satisfied by the end but there were moments when I was deeply frustrated by the heroine’s self-absorption and insular way of thinking.  Other people were in exactly the same emotional place as she was and I felt she was adding to their pain and not considering just how much they were hurting too.

Overall this is very much a poignant story of one man’s deep and eternal love for a woman in the most desperate of circumstances and just how far he will go to keep her and how that love can transcend even the darkest moments one person is ever likely to endure.  Our hero, the man who stood by his woman through absolutely everything, is an absolute rock and I adored him so, so much even thought I felt his agonising pain constantly.  Thankfully, after the trauma of the story, there is a truly lovely epilogue to help ease that pain and you definitely need it by the end.  The tragedy is all still there but our survivors are moving on together and that’s really the best that you can hope for after a story like this.


4 painful, tearful stars

you want a tear jerker ? then this is it !! by the way – freckles is a fab name !!


at home in last chance

cathleen armstrong

at homeWhen Kaitlyn Reed runs out of options and lands back in Last Chance, she finds her life turned upside down by a charmer who just might convince her to stay.

3.5 stars

Single mother Kaitlyn left her daughter Olivia in the custody of her brother six months ago and left Last Chance and her daughter behind to run off with a guy on a motorcycle. Now, after realizing the mistakes she’s made, she has returned to Last Chance wanting to start over. But starting over is hard to do when everyone is judging her for her mistakes and her own daughter has a hard time trusting her because she thinks her mom is just going to leave her again.

Steven is seen as the irresponsible black sheep member of his family. He’s used to using his charm to get everything he wants. After being away from home for awhile he is now back in Last Chance trying to prove that he is not the irresponsible charmer he’s been in the past.

Can the people of Last Chance forgive and look past the mistakes of Kaitlyn’s and Steven’s pasts to see them for the people they have become?

I liked “At Home in Last Chance“. Even though it’s the third book in the A Place to Call Home series, I had no problem following it. The story could be both funny and sad at times.

The author did a good job with the small town setting, making me feel like I was in the small town of Last Chance. I liked how each of the characters had their own unique personalities. Kaitlyn’s daughter Olivia was cute and I thought it was funny when she gave some people glares sometimes, even if it wasn’t respectful. I really liked Elizabeth’s character as well. She was a sweet, loving woman who didn’t hold Kaitlyn’s past against her.

I did not care for Steven’s character in the first part of the book. He was conceited and cocky, thinking he could get anything he wanted with his charm, including any woman he wanted (in this case, that would be Kaitlyn). He just really annoyed me for the first part of the book, although he did grow on me in the second half.

I also though the faith content was lacking. There are very few mentions of any of the characters’ faith in the story. Some of the characters did go to church, but I don’t think Steven ever went for the right reasons. The only reason he started going to church again after not going for years was to see Kaitlyn.

Still, “At Home in Last Chance” was an easy read and a heartwarming story. I would like to read the first two books in the series to find out more about the characters of Last Chance.


complete yoga workbook

stella weller

complete

There are three natural resources that can promote health and healing: our body, mind and breath – we just need to know how to put them to work. Based on ancient yoga teachings and principles, Complete Yoga Workbook provides the framework for modern-day yoga practice.

This essential book has something for everyone, no matter your age or gender. It tackles many common physical and psychological ailments such as arthritis, digestive problems, depression, anxiety, fatigue, menstrual problems, stress and allergies and much more. There’s essential advice and information on each problem, along with a sequence of easy yoga postures that can aid the discomfort. Each posture is clearly explained and illustrated with easy to follow step-by-step photography.

With simple daily yoga routines, advice on breathing and meditation, warming up and cooling down, what to wear, and how to practice yoga safely, Complete Yoga Workbook is the ultimate guide to improving your physical and mental wellbeing.

Janeka rated it 4 of 5 stars

Shelves: non-fiction

I became a yogi just a couple of months ago, so I found this book extremely helpful and I would recommend it to begginer yogis, just like myself.

Its introdution reflects the more practical aspects of yoga – why/ where to do it, what to wear – instead of filling the pages with the history of yoga: let’s be honest, you don’t want a history lesson when you haven’t yet had the time to understand the yoga practice.
This book is then subdivided into different anatomical systems (respiratory, nervous, etc), and what are the exercises you shoud focus on if you suffer of, p.ex., osteoarthrytis or anxiety disorders, enriched with some descriptions and pictures.

Again, I found it extremely helpful as a begginer. 4 out of 5 stars! 🙂


surf & surrender

rilery edgewood

surf

She wants to forget he ever existed. He’d never give up her memory.

Quinn Westwood is completely over Sawyer Carson. He broke her heart years ago and disappeared from her life without a word. So yeah. She’s over him. Never even thinks of him. In fact, she’s spending her college summer break surfing and lifeguarding in the Outer Banks, while nursing a bruised heart from a differentrelationship gone wrong. She doesn’t have room in her mind or heart for Sawyer–until she runs into him at a beach bonfire and the sparks that fly between them are way hotter than the flames heating the sand.

Sawyer never got over Quinn. The only thing stronger than what he feels for her is the secret keeping them apart, but sharing it would destroy more than just his life–it’d ruin hers, as well. Still, he can’t seem to keep away from her, can’t seem to keep his hands off of her soft, tempting skin. Especially since she has even less self-control when it comes to reigniting the physical side of what made them perfect together.

But secrets have a way of slipping out, and when Sawyer’s is revealed, it threatens to shatter everyone involved. He’ll have to face walking away a second time, and Quinn will have to decide if fighting for him is worth it when the fallout could affect more than just her heart, but also those of the people she loves most.
Surf & Surrender is the second book in Riley Edgewood’s Summer Love series, but can be read as a standalone.

LOVED this book. S&S was even better than the author’s first book, but had the same great writing and in-depth characters, plus some of the best steamy scenes I’ve ever read. I adored both Quinn and Sawyer so much and I was rooting so hard for them to be together. I turned the pages at breakneck speed trying to uncover all of Sawyer’s secrets and I was not disappointed at all. Plus the small town surf community setting was so vibrant I felt like I was living there too. Overall, one of the best NA books I’ve read in a while

i love having all these books 😀 will post some more as i have nearly done bhappi~x~
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