Editor’s Note: A kiss is sometimes not just a kiss, it can be the prelude to so much more.
This was a wonderful quick romantic read!
From the Book: “What about you, Cameron. Are you a religious person, is there such a God in your life?” Maria asked, sliding up the railing until her shoulder was against his.
“You know, I’m not sure anymore. Before the accident, yes, God was everything to me. I went to church on Sundays, prayed before sleeping, the works … then … despite all that, all my devotion and faith, the fact that something like that had to happen to me.”
He laughed, but there was no humor in the laugh, only bitterness.
Maria, once again, knew how he felt.
“Then again, on a lonely evening in Rome, just when I thought I was a goner, you showed up and turned everything on its head … was that the work of God or just sheer luck?” Cameron shrugged and looked up at the sky as if imploring God to give him an answer but the only answer was the starry night sky, ever-present above them, mysterious as always.
This book is free 4/16.
Editor’s Note: In search of some angst filled romance with otherworldly settings then look no further. Look out Edward and Bella- here comes Marcus and Emmy!
This book was more than amazing it was phenomenal!
Book Description: Romeo and Juliet. Edward and Bella. These are some of the most beautiful and tragic love stories and Marcus and Emmy will join that group. All they want is to be together; the only way for humanity to survive is to keep them apart.
Readers who enjoy City of Bones, Fallen, Hallowed and Hush,Hush will like GUARDIANS : THE GIRL.
Author’s Inspiration: The thought occurred to me out of the blue: what if the only way to save the world is to give up the one you love? Could you do it? Could you walk away from him if it meant saving all of us?
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Alexis Bledel
From the Book: “Before anyone can speak, a boy pops out of thin air. Seriously. He came out of nowhere. Startled, I jump back, lose my balance and fall head first down the side of the five story building. I don’t even have time to register that I should scream. I try to prepare myself for the pain. My head will hit the ground first, so maybe death will come swiftly. Please, please come swiftly.
There is no pain. I feel no pain. Yes! Somehow I must have been knocked unconscious so quickly, the pain never had time to register. I’m dead. I’m dead. I’m dead.”
This book is free 4/16-4/21.
Editor’s Note: Human clones are made exactly to plan or are they?
Why Live? is well-written, interesting and surprising.
Book Description: To be, or not to be, the woman you were engineered to be? That’s the question facing third-generation clone Kai-Lee Fox. The answer she comes up with starts an interstellar witch hunt!
Those who like J.D. Robb and I, Robot will like WHY LIVE?.
Author’s Inspiration: “Vanity, vanity, all is vanity,” sums up the birth of Kathy’s futuristic thriller, Why Live? The story came together one thought at a time. If life is vanity, why do we want to live forever? Why is immortality mankind’s Holy Grail? Should it be? Should we live forever? If we knew we were going to live forever, what would our attitude toward life be? Is immortality achievable? If so, how? Cloning, maybe? Would cloning alter history? If it’s true no man is an island …. What if a clone started to ask herself these questions?
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Renee Zellweger
From the Book: In the end, it boiled down to this: Our Alpha Generation was off course before they were born, their road map obsolete five hundred years before liftoff, because the stars they would trust to guide them were no longer be where they appeared to be. So, yeah. The A-team launched us into one heck of a fix. The other trouble started about four hundred years later. It started with me.
This book is free 4/16-4/18.
Editor’s Note: We could smell the fresh biscuits and fried chicken after reading this work of magical realism with its southern twist.
A beautifully crafted story with richly written characters.
Book Description: Some said it was magic. Some said no. Some said what destroyed the barn and tore the wheels off Reverend Pennycall’s police car was just a late summer storm, though of unusual magnitude, which at the time seemed a reasonable enough explanation. But the thing that put the slice of worry permanently between Momma’s eyes and pointed out the path I was to take – the thing that sent the Devil to his grave – that was more than just a storm.
Those who enjoyed The Help, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Catcher in the Rye will enjoy THE LIKE THE BLIND MAN: ORBIE’S STORY.
Author’s Inspiration: Two memories served as starting points for a short story I wrote that eventually became the novel, Then Like the Blind Man / Orbie’s Story. One was of my Kentucky grandmother as she emerged from a shed with a white chicken held upside down in one of her strong bony hands. I, a boy of nine and a “city slicker” from Detroit, looked on in wonderment and horror as she summarily wrung the poor creature’s neck. I watched as it ran about the yard frantically, yes incredibly, as if trying to locate something it had misplaced as if the known world could be set aright, recreated, if only that one thing could be found. And then of course it died. The second memory was of lantern light reflected off stones that lay on either side of a path to a storm cellar me and my grandparents were headed for one stormy night beneath a tornado’s approaching din. There was wonderment there too, along with a vast and looming sense of impending doom. For these and many others of my childhood memories I owe my grandparents. Had I not been exposed to their homespun and wizened ways I would not have been able to begin my short story much less this novel. The same goes for my dear, good-hearted parents who have survived many bad times to enjoy the good.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Asa Butterfield
From the Book: You could say what happened to me happened to all of us. It happened to Victor, to Momma and Missy, Granpaw and Granny, to Moses Mashbone, to Willis, to Nealy Harlan and that old cousin of his, Bird Pruitt – to all the folks that lived and worked around Harlan’sCrossroads, white and black. And I suppose you would be right in putting it that way, though you would be wrong too, dead wrong, for what happened was also altogether particular to my person alone; particular and so elusive, so hard to get hold of that few in this world, least of all myself – though I had been given a glimpse to last a lifetime – would dare say it had happened at all.
This book is free 4/16-4/18.
Editor’s Note: Magic Mike meets Pretty Woman in this quick romantic read!
The Proposal had an original storyline that was entertaining and flowed well!
Book Description: A hard-working, high flying career woman, Nadine Stefano resorts to hiring one of the strippers from her sister’s hen party to escort her to the annual company convention for a weekend away. Ethan is handsome, carefree and enjoys life. How will he and Nadine survive the weekend?
Those who like Lucy Kevin, Debbie Macomber and Ruth Cardello will enjoy THE PROPOSAL.
Author’s Inspiration: I love characters who are forced together in situations and then have to strive to get along. In doing so they discover a bit more about themselves and change slightly too.
I was inspired to write this book whilst flicking through a magazine where I saw stunning photos of the Four Seasons resort in Santa Barbara. And then Nadine popped into my head and of course, not long after, I imagined putting her in a situation that she wouldn’t find easy at all. Enter Ethan.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Julia Roberts would play Nadine Stefano and Channing Tatum would play Magic Mike
From the Book: “Hello,” she attempted an unrushed and calm voice, putting down her fork quietly.
“Hey. I hear you’ve left it all a bit too late. What’s up?” he asked. So easily, just like that. As if they had been talking like friends for ages. All at once, she pictured his blue eyes seeing through her. Nadine swallowed. This wasn’t going to be easy. “I was wondering if we could hire you again for next weekend.” She waited with bated breath.
“Uh-huh. For the same act?” he asked, innocently enough. She pictured his lips, the way they curled up at the ends whenever he asked a question. He made things seem like halfway between a question and a statement.
“Not quite,” she said slowly at the same time that he said, “Because that’s not what I do.” Realizing that their answers overlapped each other and didn’t make sense to either one of them, he said, “Excuse me?”
This book is free 4/15-4/19.
Editor’s Note: Healthy food and college students are not always synonymous, but this book will show how easy it can be to change that!
This was crazy helpful and relevant.
Book Description: Making healthy and nutritious choices doesn’t need to be challenging or expensive. The College Students Guide to Grocery Shopping: Healthy Eating Made Easy breaks healthy eating & frugal shopping down into a simple and easy-to-understand format. Packed with tips, recipes, and tricks of the trade, this is bar-none the best source of nutrition information for men and women looking to achieve their ultimate health goals.
Those who enjoyed Eat This Not That, The Paleo Diet, and The Atkins Diet will like THE COLLEGE STUDENT’S GUIDE TO GROCERY SHOPPING.
Author’s Inspiration: I’ve been extraordinarily fortunate to work with and learn from some of the best nutritionists in the industry. As such, I feel like it’s my duty and privilege to “pay it forward” and help as many people as possible. Healthy eating doesn’t need to be challenging, time consuming, or an obsessive habit; in fact, it’s truly very simple. If I can help people understand how to incorporate basic nutrition concepts to facilitate long-term success and live a happier and healthy life then I’ve done my job.
This book is free 4/15-4/19.