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Diverse Reads on my Blog #21

Diverse Reads on my Blog #21

Will anything change should a certain volatile person be removed from the highest office of USA? I want to be optimistic and say yes, but deep inside, this person has unleashed something powerful that no one can control, I am afraid.

Blast from the Past

Once a hero...-Jillian Burns


Once a hero… always a hero.

Subject: Captain Luke Andrews, M.D.

Current Status: On stress leave in beautiful Hawaii 

Mission: Rest and recovery 

Obstacle: There's no rest from the wicked chemistry he's found with her.

After a too-close-for-comfort brush with cancer, ocean photographer Kristen Turner heads to Hawaii for three months, where fate hands her a smokin'-hot opportunity she can't resist…...

Captain Luke Andrews has to get some serious R & R, but he can't keep his hands off Kristen. She's wild and irresistible, and spending his nights with her seems more dangerous than his last mission.

But is their hot little vacation romp an escape from real …

Book Spotlight for We meet with manners by Cheryl Esposito

Book Details:

Book Title: We Meet with Manners by Cheryl Esposito

Category: Children's Fiction, 24 pages

Genre: Friendship, Social Skills, Manners, Growing Up & Facts of Life

Publisher: Mindstir Media

Release date: May 31, 2018

Tour dates: Sept 3 to 28, 2018

Content Rating: G

Book Description:

We meet with manners is all about being polite and respectful to people throughout the day. From people you know to strangers passing by, simple kind gestures not only lift the spirits of others but for ourselves too. The pictures demonstrate sign language to assist with the early communication and development.

Buy the Book:

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Meet the Author:

Cheryl Esposito has come from a corporate background and has since become a full-time Mom with three children under 4 and an amazing husband. I have always enjoyed writing but my children are the one’s who inspired me to write about our everyday routines and family fundamentals. My husband pro…

G1039 Book Review of Stolen Obsession by Marlene M Bell

Name of Book: Stolen Obsession

Author: Marlene M. Bell

ISBN: 9780999539408

Publisher: Self published

Type of book: mystery, murder, art, curse, Greece, attraction, chemistry, trust issues

Year it was published: 2018


People die, but legends live on.

New York antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury recently lost her best friend to murder. The killer’s identity may be linked to her friend’s expensive missing bracelet—a 500-year-old artifact that carries an ancient curse, one that unleashes evil upon any who dare wear the jewelry created for the Persian royal family.

Weeks later, Annalisse sees a matching necklace at a Manhattan gallery opening. She begs the owner to destroy the cursed piece, but her pleas fall on deaf ears—despite the unnatural death that occurs during the opening. With two victims linked to the jewelry, Annalisse is certain she must act.

Desperate, Annalisse enlists the gallery owner’s son to help—even though she’s afraid he’ll break her heart. Wealthy and devastatingl…

G1048 Book Review of A black matter for the king by Matthew Willis and J.A. Ironside

Name of Book: A Black Matter for the King

Author: J.A. Ironside and Matthew Willis

ISBN: 978-1-946409-46-1

Publisher: Penmore Press

Part of a Series: An Arguement of Blood is the prequel

Type of book: 1050s-1080s?, William the Bastard Duke of Normandy, political power, intrigues, England, Harold, the Godwin family, battles, wars, slights, oath, Edward the Confessor, control, Battle of Hastings 1066, death, aging

Year it was published: 2018


TWO POWERFUL RIVALS -- ONE DECISIVE BATTLE Now a political hostage in Falaise, Aelfgifa forms an unlikely friendship with William, Duke of Normandy. William has been swift to recognize her skills and exploit them to his advantage. However, unbeknownst to the duke, Gifa is acting as a spy for her brother, Harold Godwinson, a possible rival for the English throne currently in the failing grip of Edward the Confessor. Homesick and alienated by the Norman court, Gifa is torn between the Duke's trust and the duty she owes her family. William has su…

G1034 Book Review of The hope fault by Tracy Farr

Name of Book: The Hope Fault

Author: Tracy Farr

ISBN: 9781910709436

Publisher: Aardvark Bureau

Type of book: Australia, last 100 years, life, family, complexity, relationships, first love, shifting roles, science, role of science, weekend, selling house,  party, secrets

Year it was published: 2018


Iris’s family – her ex-husband with his new wife and baby; her son, and her best friend’s daughter – gather to pack up their holiday house. They are there for one last time, one last weekend, and one last party – but in the course of this weekend, their connections will be affirmed, and their frailties and secrets revealed – to the reader at least, if not to each other. The Hope Fault is a novel about extended family: about steps and exes and fairy godmothers; about parents and partners who are missing, and the people who replace them.


There are no villainous characters, and there are no perfect characters,but instead these are people and not specific archetypes. People who are…

G1041 Held Together; a true story of love's victory

Title of the book: Held Together; a true story of love's victory

Author: Jenny Q

Publisher: Self published

Publishing Date: 2018

ISBN: 978-1-54392-841-9


In January of 2014, Joshua Tree's beloved village herbalist, Jenny Q. suddenly became seriously ill and rapidly descended into a coma with slender chance of survival. The shock of this news initiated an overwhelming outpouring of love, wit, service, practical magic and sharing of spiritual wisdom between those in her intimate desert community. Indeed it seemed that the entire group became one in their desperate effort and race against the clock to save her life.

While the words of others in the community tell the story in this book, it is Jenny's own insightful writings that provide a fascinating window into a range of rare experiences. She gives us a unique glimpse into the mysterious worlds encountered while in a coma, the absolute alteration of losing one's legs, the subtle venom of PTSD, the nightmare of withdr…

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G1033 Book Review of The Austin Paradox by William R Leibowitz

Name of Book: The Austin Paradox

Author: William R Leibowitz

ISBN: 9780989866293

Publisher: MMG

Part of a Series: Miracle Man is a prequel

Type of book: Medical thriller, deadly disease, morality, questions, medicine, terrorists, pharmaceuticals, secrets, intelligence, politics, modern times

Year it was published: 2018



THE AUSTIN PARADOX is Book 2 in the award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times Best Selling MIRACLE MAN series that chronicles the remarkable saga of Robert James Austin, the greatest genius in human history, whose medical cures saved countless millions. A fully "stand-alone" novel, THE AUSTIN PARADOX can be enjoyed without having read the series’ first book.

In this emotionally-charged medical/psychological/conspiracy thriller, author William R. Leibowitz takes the reader on an unpredictable action-packed journey. The suspense doesn't let up as the fast p…

G1049 E-Reading Book Review of Nothing is Forgotten by Peter Golden

Name of Book: Nothing is Forgotten

Author: Peter Golden


Publisher: Atria

Type of book: 1950s-1964, New Jersey, family secrets, thriller/spy, strong heroine, WWII in Russia as experienced by Jews, forbidden music, grandmother/grandson relationship, secrets, spying, double dealing.

Year it was published: 2017


From the beloved author of Comeback Love and Wherever There Is Light, comes a novel about the life-changing journey of a young man who travels from New Jersey to Khrushchev’s Russia and the beaches of Southern France as he finds love and discovers the long-hidden secrets about his heritage.

In 1950s New Jersey, Michael Daniels launches a radio show in the storage room of his Russian-Jewish grandmother’s candy store. Not only does the show become a local hit because of his running satires of USSR leader Nikita Khrushchev, but half a world away, it picks up listeners in a small Soviet city.

There, with rock and roll leaking in through bootlegged airwaves, Yulianna…