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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hot Rod Gallery


Hot Rod Gallery by Pat Ganahl

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  If that is true, then this book is priceless!

A book loaded with beautiful photographs, both black and white and in color, of the golden years of hot rods.  Any classic car lover will thoroughly enjoy this book.

Some photos may look familiar, others have probably never been seen before.  With just a touch of history behind the photos and hot rodding in general, this will keep you turning the pages.  Broken down into chapters, starting in the early 1900’s and ending with with 1950’s, you will return to this book over and over again.

Not a history lesson, but rather one man’s search into the history of hot rodding.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Elixir


Elixir by Ted Galdi

Sean is a highly intelligent individual.  So much so that nothing presents much of a challenge to him.  When you have an IQ over 200, things can seem a bit boring.  He competed on Jeopardy against adults and beat them.  At the age of 14, he was already in college.

While in college, one of his professors gave the students a project to do.  One that the professor knew to be without a conclusion to solve.  He was merely trying to get his students to try.

Sean, however, solved the problem.  As soon as the professor saw the conclusion, he knew he needed to contact the authorities.  The professor thought he was doing the right thing, but the government saw this as a potential threat to security.

In an effort to keep Sean out of trouble, the professor found a way to get Sean and his aunt into witness protection and start a new life.  Sean was excited at the thought of being a new person no one had heard of, he could try to lead a normal life.

Until he met the most amazing girl, Natasha.  Sean fell in love with Natasha.  But normal was not to be for Sean.  You will need to read it for yourself to see what becomes of the smartest person on earth.

You will feel for Sean and the difficulties that come with being so smart, trying to lead a normal life.  Action filled, great cast of characters and a unique story to enjoy.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

A Secure Heart


A Secure Heart by Charity Parkerson

This is not your typical love story, this is a love story with another love story, with another love story with another love story.

Rather than a story about a couple, this book has different couples with their own story about their meetings, paths, relationships and their ever afters.

One couple about a security detail meets fashion designer, 2 brothers needing to overcome their past and the women that they met, an FBI agent and his job dangers versus a special woman in his life.  Different couples with different interests, jobs, etc and how they make it come together.  While this may be one book, it has four stories you will love to read.  A little bit of something for everyone.

You can’t help but enjoy this book.  Great characters, interesting plots, an overall good read.

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Duke and The Decoy


The Duke and The Decoy by Charles Parkinson

This is a story about King Arthur, but not one of those romantic, brave heroic stories about a king and his knights of the round table.  This is a book that delves into the history of the lands of the time and the never ending discussion about whether there ever was one real person, King Arthur, or if it is a legend or folklore possibly made up of several different men.

While there are many things we will never know, things that have been lost through the age, there are many things that we can confirm, such as the layout of the lands and the events of the time, wars and the few written facts of who was ruler at the time.

Included in this detailed history are many photographs, maps and graphs.  The author is quite thorough in his history, without making this a boring history lesson.  If you are even remotely interested in the real truth about “King Arthur”, this is a very good read.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Rogue Agents: Special Preview


Rogue Agents:  Special Preview by Ethan Jones

Next in line for Justin Hall and his partner Carrie.

While they had just finished a rescue mission in Syria, another part of the world had a nuclear arms deal gone wrong.

As governments try to conceal what happened, Justin is called on to aid in the search for missing agents.  Always one to be in the middle of extreme situations where danger is a given, this preview leaves you wanting to know what happened and who is behind it.

If this is anything like the previous Justin Hall stories, this will not disappoint.  Usually loaded with action, even the special preview gives you a taste of what the remainder should be like.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Goodnight June


Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

Most of us have heard the beloved children’s story “Goodnight Moon” and the great green room by Margaret Wise Brown.  Sometimes you just ask yourself, what was the inspiration for that book?  In Margaret’s case, we will never know, as she died unexpectedly at the early age of 42.  But this is one person’s idea of what might have been that inspriation.

Ruby and Margaret were friends, and since they lived so far apart, they would write to each other.  They would write about the good times and the not-so-good times.  Ruby owned a small bookstore, and Margaret was an author of children’s books.

Ruby never married, so when she passed away, she left her bookstore to her niece, June.  June was a successful businesswoman in the banking industry in New York.  When she heard of her aunt’s death and that she was responsible for the bookstore, she thought she would take a few days off to take care of the bookstore and her aunt’s things.  Little did she know what she would find.

Not only did she find letters between Ruby and Margaret, she also found similarities between their lives and her own.  The small bookstore that had so many childhood memories was now hers to decide what to do with.  You’ll have to read it yourself to see if she sells it and goes back to her financial career, or keeps it open for more readers to enjoy.

Whether any or all parts of this are true or not, it is still a wonderful read.  Goodnight Moon is a part of most children’s lives, and what could be a better inspiration than a bookstore’s owner?

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Crescendo


The Crescendo by KaSonndra Leigh

Erin and Alek work together, and I mean work together!  Not only do they have a love for music, they have a love for each other, and a very passionate love for each other.

But unfortunately, the past can sometimes get in the way.

While Erin is a simple girl from the United States, Alek has a past he would prefer not to share with her.  How he came to be the man he is today is not something he is proud of.  Of course when you have a mother like Katerina, you never know what will happen.

It takes a lot of courage to open up to someone you love, and some people need time to do just that.  But those that truly love you will wait and hopefully understand and be there to support you.

When someone you love is threatened, beware.  Alek will not rest until he finds those responsible for the trouble in his life.

While this is an adult novel, it is not so graphic as to be vulgar.  But you will understand their passion.