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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

"Freaking Fast" by David Pereda

EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
Freaking Fast
by David Pereda

Freaking Fast by David Pereda

Freaking Fast by David Pereda is currently on tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.


You can also follow the review tour from 19 July to 9 August.


Description
The city is Asheville, North Carolina, and the year is 2066. As renowned mathematician Alexandra Martin travels in her self-driving car to assassinate the love of her life, she reminisces about how they met and fell in love fifty years earlier in middle school when she was a thirteen year old poor math whiz and he a wealthy teenager. Alex recounts her struggles to be admitted to the best private school in the county, her happy teenage years running track, and her close relationship with three handsome and charming boys: Xavier, the intellectual; Andrew, the golden boy; and Vitali, the suave foreigner. One by one, she visits the three boys of her youth, now successful professionals in their sixties, one of whom is her intended victim.


Excerpt
The road curves away but Andrew keeps the car on a straight line, riding on the well-manicured lawn, heading at dizzying speed toward the trees. I glance at the speedometer. We are going at 135 miles an hour already and gaining speed. We’re going to crash. My heart is beating so fast I think it’s going to break through my ribcage.
The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry, I’m thinking. I’m never going to carry out my plan. In a few more seconds I’m going to be dead, together with Andrew.
Fifty meters from the trees, Andrew pulls on the stick shift and, suddenly, we are flying. What? Wings have sprouted from the door panels and a tail has emerged from the rear. Andrew pulls hard on the stick, so we can clear the trees. I quickly calculate the angle of ascension as my head flattens against the back of the seat. Estimating the distance to the tree line and the height of the trees, I use the Pythagorean Theorem to gauge the hypotenuse: the angle of ascension is forty-five degrees, maybe even a tad more. That’s steep.
Are we going to make it?
We do, barely, but we do.
‘Yeah!’ Andrew yells with excitement as he steadies Kitty. ‘Was that a rush, or what?’ He glances at me and starts laughing. ‘You look pale, Alex.’
I don’t remember Andrew being this crazy. He was always a little bit on the wild side, but this is not a little; this is a lot. I gasp for air and try to recover my composure. I can’t talk just yet. We are flying at about 500 feet above the ground. The lake looks beautiful below us. I check the speed – 220 miles an hour. Kitty is slicing through the air with hardly a sound, like a gust of wind.
‘This baby has a cruising speed of 300 miles an hour,’ Andrew says, as if reading my mind. ‘And a top speed of 400. This is the latest prototype.’
My heartbeat has slowed down enough for me to speak.
‘Impressive.’
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]


Praise for the Book
“I found the story compelling and especially enjoyed the deep and meaningful analysis of how Alex dealt with both success and failure… the little asides relating to current events of today are both relevant and clever on the author’s part. This was an extremely easy book to read and I can definitely recommend it for not just young adults, but for all those young at heart and especially anyone who tried to follow their dreams. Freaking Fast is an excellent read.” ~ Grant Leishman for Readers Favorite
“A Creative and Intelligent Read … truly one of a kind, rich in detail. Several characters add an element of mystery and adventure. The final chapters are full of surprising twists and turns.” ~ Deborah Lloyd
Freaking Fast is a fantastic must read! The story begins in 2066 and it is no secret that Alexandra is going to kill the love of her life. The how, where and when are only revealed at the end and are mind boggling. The creative imagination is phenomenal.” ~ Myken A. Brady
“Wow ... talk about a book that can blow your mind. David Pereda meet Jules Verne meet Pythagoras meet Alfred Hitchcock! This book kept my interest from page 1 to the end. It is amazing in many ways: intelligent, imaginative and entertaining. Magnificent read and unputdownable plot... Highly recommend.” ~ Amazon Reviewer

About the Author
David Pereda is the award-winning author of nine novels, including Havana Blues and However Long the Night, as well as the Havana Series of thrillers featuring the dashing Doctor Raymond Peters and the beautiful but deadly Cuban assassin Marcela. He has traveled to more than thirty countries and speaks four languages. Before devoting his time solely to writing and teaching, David had a successful international consulting career with global giant Booz Allen Hamilton, where he worked with the governments of Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, and Qatar, among others.
A member of MENSA, David earned his MBA from Pepperdine University in California. He earned bachelor degrees in English literature and mathematics at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
He lives in artistic Asheville, North Carolina, with his youngest daughter Sophia, where he teaches mathematics and English at the Asheville-Buncombe Community College. He loves sports and is an accomplished competitor in track and show-jumping equestrian events.

Giveaway
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or B&N gift card.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

"Bark Twice for Danger" by M. K. Scott

EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
Bark Twice for Danger
(The Talking Dog Detective Agency Book 3)
by M. K. Scott

Bark Twice for Danger (The Talking Dog Detective Agency Book 3) by M. K. Scott

Bark Twice for Danger, the third book in The Talking Dog Detective Agency series by M. K. Scott, is on sale for only $0.99. Also available: A Bark in the Night and Requiem for A Rescue Dog Queen.

A Bark in the Night by M. K. ScottRequiem for A Rescue Dog Queen by M. K. Scott


Bark Twice for Danger is currently on tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.


Description
Comic Con is in full-swing and all is well. But no sooner does the biggest event of the year begin before a mysterious wave of identify thefts overshadows the grand affair.
While Nala tries to rein in Karly’s efforts to use the con for dating purposes, she also finds herself the target of a brazen thief. If she and her crime-solving canine companion don’t find the culprit, her bank accounts could be wiped cleaned.
Can Nala and Max bring an end to the chaos before it’s too late?


Excerpt
Max’s nose dropped, and his lips went up in a doggy grin. “I have, but not recently. I was trying to remember how to bring my A game. It’s something about getting a girl to think you’re better than you are. Should we lie about how many cases we actually solved?”
It didn’t take a psychic to know her pooch had been listening to Elvin bragging to one of his guy friends. If that was a man’s definition of having an A game, Elvin so didn’t have it. Women recognized him as a hopeless geek seconds after meeting him. If they gave him a second thought, it was usually to set up their smart television or fix their laptop, which he could.
“That’s not what I meant. Sure, we want to look our best, but there is no reason to lie.” The two of them meandered back to building three, stepping over patches of hard packed dirt with a few sprigs of grass in it. Despite its current circumstances, the grass was making a valiant effort to survive, as possibly were some of the residents. The entire place had the feel of a temporary stop. Her mother would point out that was the whole purpose behind apartments. In her world, people who lived in shabby apartments did not need design services.
As they reached the correct apartment building, she’d counted the number of cases she’d solved, which was almost all of them. There was one date profile she’d looked up for a nervous dater, but by the time she’d discovered he had a habit of romancing wealthy women, her client refused to listen. The dossier still sat on her office desk. Her mother suggested mailing it in about three weeks before the woman lost everything.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]


Praise for the Book
“Anyone who has ever wished their pet could talk will love this series and the characters who populate it, both old and new. This book features a trip to Comic Con with all its costumes and characters and it is not to be missed! Another fun case in this always charming and entertaining series!” ~ catmom17
“A well-written storyline, characters that seem real, and a mystery that hooks you into the book makes this one you can't put down. I love that the cases are based on real-life situations, and the excellent advice for avoiding the problems is great. Max's sense of humor and the embarrassing situations he causes when he talks when he shouldn't made me laugh out loud! Can't wait for the next book in the series.” ~ catmomma
“Humor, research, hardwork, and friends all add up to a book that is a good read packed with excellent advice. Max is a bonus that makes me happy each time I read one of the books in the series, because who wouldn't love a dog that can talk?” ~ Illinois Reader
“Max has a great sense of humor and is a very good sense of smell that adds in solving the crimes. He sometimes speak when others are around and Nala has to try to cover for the lower voice that people hear. At times they are laugh out loud funny. I enjoyed this story and look forward to more in the series.” ~ cary
“You must read this one!! Enjoyable read and I loved it. Well thought out and well written. The story flows and characters are fleshed out.” ~ Shar

About the Author
M. K. Scott
M. K. Scott is the husband and wife writing team behind The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries and The Talking Dog Detective Agency. Morgan K. Wyatt is the general wordsmith, while her husband, Scott, is the grammar hammer and physics specialist. He uses his engineering skills to explain how fast a body falls when pushed over a cliff and various other felonious activities. The Internet and experts in the field provide forensic information, while the recipes and B and B details require a more hands-on approach. Morgan’s daughter, who manages a hotel, provides guest horror stories to fuel the plot lines. The couple’s dog, Chance, is the inspiration behind Jasper, Donna’s dog. Overall, both are a fun series to create and read.


Giveaway
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or B&N gift card.

Plus, meet Max and enter the author’s giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon or B&N gift card (ends 30 June).


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Monday, May 14, 2018

"30 Noodles" by Reut Barak


EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
30 Noodles
by Reut Barak

30 Noodles by Reut Barak

30 Noodles by Reut Barak is due for release on 18 May but is currently available for pre-order. Follow the tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.


Description
Join the fun!
This book is all about the warm crunch: pesto, fettuccine, pad thai, and even coconut chicken, all in their raw vegan version. It’s a great way to have a quick, impressive healthy meal.
30 recipes for 30 days of a spiralizing adventure. It’s a whole new way of cooking!
“It’s always great to share food with the people we love, and Raw Munchies book series is all about making something special to have together. It could be an exotic smoothie, a healthy spaghetti, or a portobello mushroom steak. It’s been my greatest challenge and joy to create this book series and open up to this new art: to bring popular and gourmet recipes from around the world to the raw vegan table.” ~ Reut Barak


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Excerpt
Kelp Noodle Salad
A rich blend of nutrients from the sea with fresh colorful vegetables.
Ingredients
Dressing
1 tablespoon almond butter
½ cup pine nuts
1 tablespoon cold-pressed olive oil
the juice of 3 lemons
½ teaspoon coconut aminos
Vegetables
1 cup red cabbage
½ red bell pepper
½ cup mint leaves
1 cup parsley
2 tablespoons maple syrup
½ teaspoon oregano
Noodles
12 ounce (340 grams) bag of Kelp noodles
Garnish
Avocado
sprinkle of chili flakes
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Serves Two
Method
Dressing
In a food processor or high-speed blender, blend the Dressing ingredients until smooth.
Vegetables
Chop cabbage, pepper, mint, and parsley, and mix with the rest of the Vegetables ingredients.
Noodles
Wash the Kelp noodles well. Mix with the vegetables. Add the Dressing.
Garnish
Garnish with chopped avocado and chili flakes.



About the Author
Reut Barak
RawMunchies.org is a raw vegan website dedicated to making healthy, gluten-free recipes, that are delicious, easy, and great for detox.
Reut Barak has been an online influencer in the Raw Vegan world since her transformation in 2015:
I started cooking when I was 7, on my own making Challah bread. I was brave. The result was what could only be described as beginner’s luck. I have since had every possible failure in the book (and some of my own).

But I always succeeded in the end, and over the 25 years in the kitchen I mastered cooking. I could make anything I wanted to make. Until I went raw.
A chance night of late Googling on May 25, 2015 exposed me to this new great challenge and I learn new things every single day. Join me!
Love,
Reut

Giveaway
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or B&N gift card.

Plus, purchase your copy of 30 Noodles by Reut Barak on the launch date of 18 May 2018 to receive a stack of freebies. Find out more here.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

"Hot Mess" by Laurie Palau


REVIEW and GIVEAWAY
Hot Mess:
A Practical Guide to Getting Organized
by Laurie Palau

Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized by Laurie Palau

Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized by Laurie Palau is currently on tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. The tour stops here today for my review, an excerpt, and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.


Description
Most of us have too much stuff and not enough places to put it. Combine that with our hectic modern lives, and you’ve got a recipe for clutter catastrophe. Luckily, help is at hand. Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized can show you how to simplify your life - and get control of your stuff.
In this new guide to streamlining and organizing your belongings, your house, and your life, author and expert Laurie Palau gives you all the strategies you need to clear your clutter once and for all. This comprehensive book offers clever storage ideas and decorating tips, but more importantly, it shows you where your clutter comes from and how to change your approach. This makes it the definitive how-to for dropping all the dead weight that’s been keeping you stressed and anxious. Just follow the hacks, tips, and strategies Palau clearly outlines, and you’ll soon be sipping a vodka martini in your beautifully tidy living room.
Whether you’re naturally neat or a total chaos magnet, this informative and amusing guide takes an approach to organizing that’s as unique as you are. Let this witty little handbook be your new secret weapon in the war on disorder!

Excerpt
When my older daughter first started school, she would get off the bus, have a snack, and immediately start her homework. That’s what I always did as a kid, and it made sense that she would follow in my footsteps. I never really gave it much thought until my younger daughter started school. She would come off the bus utterly exhausted. It was a struggle to get her to unpack her backpack, let alone start her homework. Some days she would actually fall asleep within minutes of walking in the door. Naturally, I wanted her to get her homework done, not just for her sake, but for mine. I fought with her to sit down and do it immediately. I never took into account she had ADHD and needed to decompress after sitting in school all day. Homework that should have taken 30 minutes was taking upward of two hours.
After months of battles and tears (hers, not mine - I preferred wine), I finally had my light bulb moment: I realized she goes into a valley in the afternoon. I never factored in her peak productivity time, only mine. I discovered that if I gave her time to chill out and relax for an hour first, she would come back more focused and less combative.
We all know when we are at our best, and when we are basically just going through the motions. Decluttering and organizing take both mental and physical strength, so being cognizant of your peak productivity time (and that of those around you) is an important part of the process.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]


Praise for the Book
“I always knew clutter was an issue for me, but I never knew where to begin to get a hold of it. I started reading Laurie's book "Hot Mess" and it helped me identify my clutter type, so I could start the process of taking control of things in my life. The weight from clutter feels as if it is being lifted, but it is going to take time to be completely free. I feel if I try to work on things each day, life would be good!” ~ AW
“Laurie Palau understands there is no shame in being a Hot Mess. She not only offers solutions to declutter you home but more importantly she guides you to understanding how the clutter came to be a Hot Mess in the first place. She is an organizational therapist, by forcing you to examine your own ‘cluttering behavior’ she guides you to change your behavior so once you declutter an area of your home it will stay clutter free. Highly recommend this book because all of us are a Hot Mess to some extent.” ~ Amazon Shopper Mom
“A helpful guide in a busy world ... if you feel you are overwhelmed, read this book!!! Laurie's practical witty humor to taking control of your clutter is a must read.” ~ Mrs. Michelle M. Curtis
“Love this book! Laurie Palau approaches clutter in such a practical way that it quickly shifts from scary to manageable with all of her amazing strategies. A must read for anyone ready to take control of their clutter!” ~ Dana W. Siverd
“Very Motivating! Absolutely a must read for anyone who needs to get their life organized quick! The book is refreshing and broken down by chapters on ways to de-clutter your life. We are all busy and this book is a guide in tackling our messy lives!” ~ Cindy Sherman

My Review
I received this book in return for an honest review.


By Lynda Dickson
This practical guide is “a step-by-step guide for taking you from chaos to calm.” It is divided into three sections: first, the author gets us to understand the root of our clutter; then she describes solutions; and, finally, she shows us how to organize different areas of our home. Best of all, she states that “there is no ‘right way’ to organize your life. The most successful methods are the ones that are simple and sustainable.”
The author speaks to us in a no-nonsense, conversational manner and illustrates her points with true-life accounts. The book itself is full of simple, easy-to-follow, practical advice, as well as quizzes and questionnaires to help you through the de-cluttering process. There is a handy summary of key points in the last chapter, followed by a list of resources at the end of the book. These include: places that accept donations, products and suppliers mentioned in the book, and productivity apps.
The book is beautifully presented and illustrated throughout with gorgeous, clutter-free, black and white photographs, as well as simple diagrams. Even the tables expand with a simple touch. It is also the first footnoted book I have read where the footnotes work properly.
After reading this book, I am actually looking forward to starting my de-cluttering and organizing!

About the Author
Laurie Palau
Laurie Palau is the founder of simply B organized, host of the weekly podcast This ORGANIZED Life, and author of the book Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized.
She is a go-to Organizing Expert whose advice has been featured in The New York Times Parenting Section, Family Circle, and Home + Table Magazine. Laurie can also be seen sharing tips on the CBS Philadelphia’s Morning Show and WFMZ in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Whether speaking or working with clients Laurie is authentic, relatable, inspiring, and highly entertaining.
When not organizing the world, Laurie can be found at home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband Josh, two girls (Zoe and Logan), and two dogs (Jeter and Oliver). She loves coffee and Tito’s Vodka (not together), and in her spare time she is actively involved with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises money for Pediatric Cancer Research.

Giveaway
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a FREE 30-minute phone consultation to help address specific organizing challenges.

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