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Coming Up...Week 13 of 2013

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Books to be reviewed:
Part I of Chronicles of the Crusades by Jean de Joinville, Geoffroi de Villehardouin

The two famous Old French chronicles in this volume were composed by soldiers who took part in the Holy Wars. Villehardouin's Conquest of Constantinople is the first trustworthy and fully informed history of the Crusades. Distinguished by its simplicity and lucidity, it is an account of the Fourth Crusade, which ironically ended as a war against the Eastern Christians of the Orthodox Church. Joinville's Life of Saint Louis was inspired by the author's close attachment to the pious king and provides a vivid picture of his times and the ways of life in the East.







What I'm Reading now:
Bruce and the Road to Courage-Gale Leach

Bruce, a young caterpillar who is afraid of heights, doesn’t want to become a butterfly. Tired of being teased and bullied about this, he leaves home, unaware that he has embarked on a heroic journey that will test both his character and his cour…

G81 E-Reading Book Review of Trust: A New Beginning by Cristiane Serruya (The Elegant Fifty Shades of Grey )

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Name of Book: Trust; A New Beginning

Author: Cristiane Serruya

ISBN: 9781480236295

Publisher: CreateSpace

Part of a Series: Trust

Type of book: 2009-2010, England, elegance, domination, erotica, adult, wealth, luxury, amnesia, secrets, strong female heroine

Year it was published: 2012

Summary:

They are beautiful. They are rich. They are strong willed and successful. They have everything, but love. And each one of them has a dark secret looming in their past.

Sophia is a 25 year old Brazilian widow. Intelligent and ravishing, she flees from her own country after a tragic incident. Hiding from everyone and everything, she remains alone, torn between the love for a dead man, the torment of living without part of her memory and the fear of moving on.

Ethan is one of the most important tycoons in the steel industry. As the memory of an awful evening in his adolescence haunts him night and day, he keeps looking for an elusive woman whom he could love - and who would love him - as he never has in …

G70 Intimacy: How to get more of it A peek into understanding the male mind

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Title of the book: Intimacy: How to get more of it, A peek into understanding the male mind

Author: Jodi Ambrose

Publisher: In your face publishing

Publishing Date: 2011

ISBN: 9780615537115

Summary:

Okay ladies, it's about time for you to get what you need and want from your man. If you are ready for more intimacy and happiness in your relationship, then you have come to right place. My goal is to provide you with 20 steps that will help you get the kind of relationship that makes you giggle yourself silly with joy.

Is it more cuddle-time you want? More overall sweetness? Or maybe you are looking to rekindle that spark which, over time, has dimmed a bit? I'm going to give you tips and tricks on how to get all of that, on your own terms.

We're going to get down to brass tacks here, so prepare yourself. We'll talk about body parts, manipulation strategies (that sounds terrible, I know!), picking your battles, learning how to trust and a whole host of other ideas designed to…

G57 Book Review of Maelyn by Anita Valle

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Name of Book: Maelyn

Author: Anita Valle

ISBN: 9781438283913

Publisher: Amazon

Part of a Series: Nine Princesses Novellas

Type of book: Fantasy, princesses, nobility vs commoner, books, ideas, arranged marriages

Year it was published: 2012

Summary:

Maelyn was not born a princess. The king found her as a child, the lone survivor of a poor village slaughtered by the Red Fever. Suddenly she became a princess of Runa Realm, the first of nine orphans adopted by the king.

By her eighteenth year, Maelyn rules over Runa and a family of nine sisters. But some call the princesses frauds and imposters, a handful of urchins raised into royalty. Even Uncle Jarrod, the High King of Grunwold, seems determined to prove that Maelyn no longer deserves to be a princess. With a family losing faith in her, and a kingdom growing dangerously hostile, even Maelyn begins to wonder if she is truly a real princess. And if her riches will turn to rags once again….

The Nine Princesses Novellas is a series that chronicle…

G68 Sex: How to get More of it; A guy's roadmap to paraidse, in and otu of the bedroom

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Title of the book: Sex: How to get More of it; A guy's road map to paradise, in and out of the bedroom

Author: Jodi Ambrose

Publisher: In Your Face publishing

Publishing Date: 2011

ISBN: 9780615443430

Summary:

How can you make your woman happy and also get what you need? Believe it or not, it's not impossible! And it doesn't cost more than a couple of bucks here and there--no trips to Italy or expensive jewelry required.

In this handbook, which I've kept intentionally short and to-the-point, you will get insight into how women think so that you can speak and behave in a way that will reignite her passion for you. To help you with this I've come up with THE LIST which contains 20 easy things you can do to make your relationship happier, more peaceful, and full of love, romance and sex.

Ultimately, women want to feel safe, loved, appreciated and cherished. I'm going to give you the tools you need to help her feel exactly that.

Enjoy the handbook and I hope it helps…

E-reading Book Review of #1 Never Seduce a Scoundrel by Sabrina Jeffries

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Name of Book: Never Seduce a Scoundrel

Author: Sabrina Jeffries

ISBN: 9781416516088

Publisher: Pocket Books

Part of a Series: The School for Heiresses

Type of book: Romance, Adult, Regency, war, revenge, 1825, 1828, adventure, brain, obedience, Earl's daughter/American soldier relationship

Year it was published: 2006

Summary:

"Be careful, Amelia -- you know how reckless you can be!" -- Mrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress

Lady Amelia Plume has many admirers -- it's too bad they're all fortune hunters and fops who can't provide the exotic adventures she seeks.

But the ballrooms of Mayfair have become much more appealing since the arrival of Major Lucas Winter, an American with a dark past and a dangerous air. Lucas is brash, arrogant -- and scandalously tempting.

Every thrilling kiss sparks hotter desire, yet Amelia suspects that Lucas has a hidden motive in wooing her. And she intends to discover it, by any means necessary

Characters:

The characters are well written a…

Coming Up...Week 12 of 2013

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Books to be reviewed:
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What I'm Reading now:
01. Never Seduce a Scoundrel- Sabrina Jeffries

"Be careful, Amelia -- you know how reckless you can be!" -- Mrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress

Lady Amelia Plume has many admirers -- it's too bad they're all fortune hunters and fops who can't provide the exotic adventures she seeks.

But the ballrooms of Mayfair have become much more appealing since the arrival of Major Lucas Winter, an American with a dark past and a dangerous air. Lucas is brash, arrogant -- and scandalously tempting.

Every thrilling kiss sparks hotter desire, yet Amelia suspects that Lucas has a hidden motive in wooing her. And she intends to discover it, by any means necessary

Chapters: 14 out of 28 chapters plus epilogue

Pages: 122 out of 253 (on e-reader)

Letters from your future; reaching for your highest potential in times of great change by Brett L Bowden

Dear Ones,

We have been sending Humanity instructional letters for some time now. the Le…