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HOW TO DANCE WITH A DUKE by MANDA COLLINS (regency historical romance)

THE REVOLVING BOOK FRIDAY EDITION IS THE DEBUT HISTORICAL ROMANCE “HOW TO DANCE WITH A DUKE” BY MANDA COLLINS!

POSTED FRIDAY JAN. 27TH, 2012

AUTHOR: MANDA COLLINS
TITLE: HOW TO DANCE WITH A DUKE
GENRE: REGENCY HISTORICAL
PUBLISHER: MACMILLAN (ST. MARTIN’S PRESS) http://tinyurl.com/7gotfst

SYNOPSIS:

What’s a wallflower to do when she’s suddenly in need of a husband? Use all the pluck and moxie she can muster to get what she wants…

SHE’S IN NEED OF A PARTNER

Miss Cecily Hurston would much rather explore the antiquities of Egypt than the uncharted territory of marriage. But the rules of her father’s exclusive academic society forbid her entrance unless she weds one of its members. To clear her ailing father’s name of a scandalous rumor, Cecily needs to gain admission into the Egyptian Club—and is willing to marry any old dullard to do it.

AND HE HAS ALL THE RIGHT MOVES

Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson, is anything but dull. He’s a dashing and decorated war hero determined to help Cecily—even if that means looking the other way when she claims the dance card of Amelia Snow, this season’s most sought-after beauty. But Lucas has a reason for wanting Cecily to join the Egyptian Club: His brother went missing during one of Lord Hurston’s expeditions to Egypt. An alliance with the explorer’s bluestocking daughter could bring Lucas closer to the truth about what happened…or it could lead him to a more dangerous love than either he or Cecily could have imagined….

WHERE TO BUY THE BOOK:
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/7e8k2t4

Barnes and Noble: http://tinyurl.com/7o7ols5

B-A-M: http://tinyurl.com/827hccq

Book Depository: http://tinyurl.com/6lz5bj4

Chapters: http://tinyurl.com/6unpj58

Indiebound: http://tinyurl.com/7w8educ

Powell’s: http://tinyurl.com/6r93buu

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/79bhbwt

REVIEWS:

“Collins’ debut delivers a fast-paced, adventurous love story that will enthrall readers. Her dynamic characters, a murder and passion combine with the perfect amount of lively repartee.”–RT Book Reviews

“HOW TO DANCE WITH A DUKE is sensual, compelling and irresistible.”–Romance Junkies

“An excellent debut by Manda Collins that has me desperate for the next book in this trilogy.”–Night Owl Romance on How to Dance With a Duke (Top Pick!)

“Regency lovers have a new author to add to their dance cards! Manda Collins heats up the ballroom and writes romance to melt even the frostiest duke’s heart. With sparkling Regency wit, a dash of mystery, and just the right amount of steam, HOW TO DANCE WITH A DUKE is an enchanting debut, sure to sweep readers off their feet!”—–USA Today bestselling author Tessa Dare

“Warmth, wit and delicious chemistry shine through every word of Manda Collins’s delightful debut. With a heroine to root for and a hero to die for, HOW TO DANCE WITH A DUKE is a romance to remember.”—Bestselling author Julie Anne Long

“Sexy, thrilling, and romantic—whether she’s writing of the mysteries of the heart or of the shady underworld of Egyptian relic smuggling, Manda Collins makes her Regency world a place any reader would want to dwell.” –USA Today bestselling author Kieran Kramer

AUTHOR BIO:

Manda Collins spent her teen years wishing she’d been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. An affinity for books led to a graduate degree in English, followed by another in Librarianship. By day, she works as an academic librarian at a small liberal arts college, where she teaches college students how to navigate the tangled world of academic research. A native of coastal Alabama, Manda lives in the house her mother grew up in with three cats, sometimes a dog, sometimes her sister, and more books than strictly necessary.

CONNECT WITH MANDA ONLINE:
http://www.twitter.com/MandaCollins
http://www.facebook.com/mandacollinsauthor

WEBSITE AND BLOG:
http://www.mandacollins.com

UPCOMING GIVEAWAY – MANDA IS GIVING AWAY A COPY OF “HOW TO DANCE WITH A DUKE” WITH EACH BLOG POSTING ON HER BLOG TOUR:

BLOG TOUR:
January 29, 2012

http://romance.freebookfriday.com/

January 30, 2012

http://foreverbklover.blogspot.com/

January 31, 2012

http://www.theromancedish.com

February 1, 2012

http://www.romancenovelnews.com/joomla/

February 2, 2012

http://www.vauxhallvixens.blogspot.com

February 4, 2012

http://www.romconinc.com

February 6, 2012

http://www.prationality.com/

February 14, 2012

http://kakiwarner.wordpress.com/

February 16, 2012

http://limecello.wordpress.com/

February 19, 2012

http://riskyregencies.blogspot.com/

 

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SHEAR MURDER by NANCY J. COHEN (mystery)

THE REVOLVING BOOK TUESDAY EDITION IS THE MYSTERY “SHEAR MURDER” by NANCY J. COHEN

POSTED TUESDAY JAN. 24TH, 2012

AUTHOR: NANCY J. COHEN

TITLE: SHEAR MURDER

GENRE: MYSTERY

PUBLISHER: FIVE STAR http://tinyurl.com/73lgnfv

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:

AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/6q973mb

BARNES AND NOBLE: http://tinyurl.com/7d8akag

SYNOPSIS:

Weddings always make Marla Shore shed a tear of joy, and she’s elated to attend her friend Jill’s reception. Marla’s own nuptials are weeks away, and she’s busy following her frenetic to-do list. Her plans go awry when she discovers Jill’s matron of honor dead under the cake table, a knife embedded in her chest. Lots of folks aren’t sorry to see Torrie go, especially since the bride’s sister knew their deepest secrets. But when suspicion falls upon Jill, Marla wonders if her dear friend is truly innocent. She’d better untangle the snarl of suspects and iron out the clues before the killer highlights her as the next victim.

REVIEWS

“Smart, edgy dialogue and an intriguing cast of characters lift Cohen’s 10th Bad Hair Day mystery featuring South Florida hairstylist Marla Shore (after 2007’s Killer Knots). When Marla looks around for the knife to cut the cake at the wedding reception of her friend Jill, she finds it stuck in the chest of the bride’s sister, matron of honor Torrie Miller, whose body is lying under the table displaying the cake. Marla winds up assisting Jill in figuring out whether Jill should sell the commercial property she held jointly with Torrie, even as clues emerge suggesting Jill is the killer. In addition, Marla must prepare for her own upcoming nuptials to her police detective fiancé. Once again, Marla shows she’s as adept at investigating murder as she is managing her hair salon.”  Publishers Weekly

“Shear Murder is another stellar outing in Nancy J. Cohen’s Bad Hair Day mystery series. Marla is a bridesmaid in her friend Jill’s wedding, but when Jill’s matron of

honor–and sister–ends up dead with the cake knife embedded in her chest–hold the video! It’s

a wedding to forget–not remember.” —Lorna Barrett, NY Times bestselling author of Sentenced to Death

READ AN EXCERPT:

http://www.nancyjcohen.com/index.php?id=45

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbXwb9dhQuA

AUTHOR BIO

Nancy J. Cohen is an award-winning author who writes romance and mysteries. Her first title won the HOLT Medallion Award, while her latest release, Silver Serenade, won Best Book in Romantic Science Fiction/Fantasy at The Romance Reviews. Several titles in her popular Bad Hair Day mystery series have made the IMBA bestseller list. Shear Murder is the tenth book in this series and her sixteenth title. Active in the writing community and a featured speaker at libraries and conferences, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors & Poets. When she’s not busy writing, Nancy enjoys reading, fine dining, cruising, and outlet shopping.

CONNECT WITH NANCY ONLINE:

Website:  http://nancyjcohen.com

Blog: http://nancyjcohen.wordpress.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nancyjcohen

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-J-Cohen/112101588804907

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/91508.Nancy_J_Cohen

Author’s Den:  http://bit.ly/9aGPjT

Linked In:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyjcohen

Shelfari: http://bit.ly/adXw2D

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UPCOMING CONTEST:

Leave a comment during Nancy’s blog tour and enter to win the following prizes: January—a set of Paua shell jewelry and a signed copy of Shear Murder. February—signed copies of Killer Knots and Perish by Pedicure.

UPCOMING PERSONAL APPEARANCES: http://www.nancyjcohen.com/index.php?id=14

TEASER:

Dead pine needles crunched underfoot as they headed over a less traveled path. An evergreen stand brought a fresh pine scent to her nose. It mingled with a wet earthy aroma and chased away the stench of something rotting in the shrubbery.

A cracking noise overhead made her leap aside just as a large branch fell to the ground in a gust of wind. The breeze picked up, ruffling her hair. She hastened along, aware of clouds accumulating in the wakening sky. Dalton remained silent, his gaze wary as they covered ground.

 

 

 

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“WEEKENDS” BY LINDY HUDIS (thriller)

THE REVOLVING BOOK WEEKEND EDITION IS THE THRILLER “WEEKENDS” LINDY HUDIS.

POSTED SUNDAY JAN 22ND, 2012

AUTHORS: LINDY S. HUDIS
TITLE: WEEKENDS
GENRE: THRILLER
PUBLISHER:LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://www.lachesispublishing.com

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:
LACHESIS PUBLISHING E-BOOK: http://tinyurl.com/7j2c7y4

LACHESIS PUBLISHING – PRINT VERSION:
http://tinyurl.com/6n9a8q2

AMAZON KINDLE at $2.99: http://tinyurl.com/7vaxykf

SYNOPSIS:
An innocent-sounding family reunion at an exclusive California beach resort turns into a weekend of murder, deceit, exposed secrets and unexpected intimate encounters.

John Peterson has it all: He’s a respected, successful Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer with a loving wife and grown son, the strikingly handsome young film director Joe Peterson. John also has a secret and he decides to gather his disparate family members at the elegant Hotel Del Moor in picturesque Linda Bella, California for some luxurious fun, togetherness and re-connecting before revealing his secret. Unbeknownst to the family, a brutal serial killer is lurking in the midst of all the wondrous festivities.

REVIEWS:

Midwest Book Review
Weekends by Lindy S. Hudis is a novel of what happens when a sprawling, dysfunctional family gathers together for a reunion in an opulent hotel resort in Linda Bella, a sleepy California coastal town. Instead a traditional family reunion, what follows are three days of unbridled sex, suspense and murder with family secrets exposed, young couples finding love, a brutal serial killer intent on destroying as many as he can.

With Weekends, Lindy Hudis emerges as a gifted storyteller of vivid imagination whose skills with character development and plot twists will leave her readers looking eagerly toward her next effort. Highly recommended reading for fans of the mystery/suspense genre! Fallen Angel Reviews Weekends is jam packed full of action, intrigue, and mystery. Not to mention a good deal of love and romance. Author Lindy S. Hudis has a wonderful storytelling talent. If you are ready for a roller coaster ride of a tale, this book is for you

AUTHOR BIO:
Lindy a graduate of New York University, where she was a theater major and a film minor. She is a former actress, having appeared on the daytime drama, Sunset Beach. Her independent film, The Lesson, screened at the Seattle Underground Film Festival and Cine-Nights L.A. Weekends is her first novel. Her second novel, City of Toys, is inspired by her years as an actress in Hollywood. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband and daughter.

CONNECT WITH LINDY ONLINE:
http://www.facebook.com/people/Lindy-S-Hudis/736712042
http://twitter.com/Lindyscribe
http://www.impactmotionpictures.com
http://directorbabe.tripod.com/weekends/

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CEILINGS: THE STORY OF SELENA D by COUNTESS LUCIENNE VON DOZ and M.E. HECHT (romance)

THE REVOLVING BOOK TUESDAY EDITION IS THE ROMANCE NOVEL “CEILINGS: THE STORY OF SELENA ‘D’  – by COUNTESS LUCIENNE von DOZ AND M.E. HECHT.

POSTED TUESDAY JAN. 17TH, 2012

AUTHORS: COUNTESS LUCIENNE von DOZ and M.E. HECHT
TITLE: CEILINGS: THE STORY OF SELENA ‘D’
GENRE: ROMANCE
PUBLISHER: LuLu
http://www.lulu.com

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:
Lulu.com – eBook
http://tinyurl.com/7xmnxfh

SYNOPSIS:
Selena Di Angelo kept a secret diary – but no one knew it. But it is in the pages of her diary where Selena records privately her deepest feelings—and the truth about her stunning rise from the slums of Naples to the heights of the International Cosmetic World. She writes of her triumphs and shattering disappointments, her family, her inspiration, her feeling for her collaborators and her secret passions.

REVIEWS:
In real life, strong women aren’t hard to find. I am surrounded by them. In books, they seem tough to locate. This is why M.E. Hecht and Countess Lucienne von Doz’s book is such a treat for me. In Ceilings, they write about Selena Di Angelo, a strong, competent, intelligent business woman. They write of her triumphs and shattering disappointments, her family, her inspiration, her feelings and her secret passions.

It has quite a few intimate and adventurous love scenes; men with women, women with women, and setting descriptions that are embroiled in sights, sounds, aromas, and taste; are vivid and add to the unique love scenes done tastefully — explicit to be sure — but rooted in adventure, intrigue, desire, sensuality, love, respect, and faithful companionship.

All of us wonder about who we are and want to be and how that meshes with who our other is and wants to be. In Ceilings, The Story of Selena D, one exceptional woman explores those questions with passion and intellect. What more could a romance reader, indeed a reader, want?

Thanks for a great read!
June Nameis

AUTHOR BIOS:
Countess Lucienne von Doz, creator of the LUCIENNE line of products, is an American beauty of legendary caliber, a novelist, and a patron of the arts.

Born in New York City she studied here and abroad. There she was to marry an Austrian count who saw that she was gowned by the top couturiers of Paris-including Coco Chanel and Madame Grés, jeweled by Cartier and Boucheron, and taken off to party with the aristocracy and glitterati of Europe and Hollywood. But the Countess, restless with the protocols of this world, ended the union in divorce.

She returned to the states to become the ‘face’ and spokesperson for Crème de le Mer. Continuing her love of music, and counting among her friends Pavarotti, Renée Fleming, Joan Sutherland, and Marilyn Horn she began The Singers Development Foundation, a not-for-profit organization to foster the careers of promising young opera singers.

Her first novel, Ceilings, a rags-to-riches story of international cosmetics, contains in fictionalized form much of these experiences.

Countess Lucienne von Doz is co-founder of The Singers Development Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that fosters the careers of promising young opera singers.  She divides her time between New Hope and Paris.  Her personal passions include opera, theatre, and writing.

M.E. Hecht M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon and author of “A Practical Guide to Hip Surgery”. She has authored many articles, manuscripts and novels.  Connect with M.E. Hecht: http://tinyurl.com/7n4syj2

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RELUCTANT PROTECTOR by NANA MALONE (paranormal romance)

IT’S FRIDAY THE 13TH!

THE REVOLVING BOOK FRIDAY EDITION IS THE PARANORMAL ROMANCE “RELUCTANT PROTECTOR” by NANA MALONE

POSTED FRIDAY JAN. 13TH, 2012

AUTHOR: NANA MALONE

TITLE: RELUCTANT PROTECTOR

GENRE: PARANORMAL ROMANCE

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOKS ONLINE-
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/7r6tfsk

BARNES AND NOBLE: http://tinyurl.com/7p3hbv6

SYNOPSIS:

For five years, Cassie Reeser has been her brother’s personal lab rat. Peter’s experiments have made her a stronger, faster, better human. And she’s not the only one – he’s been experimenting on others as well.  For five years, escape has eluded her.  Until now.  When she finds out he plans to sell her as a human weapon she knows it’s now or never.  To make her escape she’ll sacrifice family bonds and leave behind the one person who’s ever helped her.  Cassie’s learned to shrink from kindness and to never trust anyone.  She knows the day Peter finally captures her will be the day she dies.  To elude her brother and save the others, she’ll have to risk her body and her heart.  What she doesn’t expect is a chance at a normal life.

Seth Adams is used to sifting through lies to find the truth.  As a former war correspondent he knows what evils lurk in the world.  When he finds Cassie hiding out in his car trunk, her story sounds like a fantastical dream.  But, before long, he witnesses firsthand what she’s talking about when they’re attacked by a group of Peter’s soldiers.  As a result, he goes through his own transformation into a super human and realizes the extent of what Cassie is running from.  Cassie might not think she needs his protection, but he’ll die before he lets her brother have her back.

REVIEWS:
“Think a cross between Heroes (NBC) and Fire Starter.  The action gets you right off.  And this girl is no damsel in distress.  She does the butt kicking thank you very much.” Amazon reviewer
“Superheros was something I didn’t expect at all, so that was cool.  Lots of action and characters I could get behind and understand.  All in all it was well done.” Amazon reviewer.

“I loved every word of it.  It’s more than your standard romantic suspense.  It actually has modern day superheroes in a way that is believable and sustainable for a series…I’ll say one thing, this writer knows how to write hot.” Amazon reviewer

READ AN EXCERPT: (http://tinyurl.com/8xew923

AUTHOR BIO:
Nana’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen.  She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.  With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.  Though, until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find her acting out scenes for hubby and puppy while catching up on her favorite reality television shows in sunny San Diego.

CONNECT WITH NANA ONLINE:
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nana-Malone-Writer/122774526915
TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/nanamalone
WEB SITE: http://www.nanamalone.com

UPCOMING BLOG TOUR:
http://www.nanamalone.com

SNEAK PEEK:

Cassie stepped through the door without a backward glance.  Shoulders straight.  Eyes level.  Look ahead.  No one would be able to recognize her.  But she had to avoid using her power until absolutely necessary.  Sweat slicked her palms and she said a silent prayer to any God she could think of.   Luck was on her side. She moved through the brightly lit lobby, complete with eye scanners and armed guards.  No one noticed her.  And why would they.  She looked like one of the anonymous grad students working slave wages and long hours to make a name for themselves.  All too absorbed in their own daily movements.

As she rounded the corner to the employee area, she allowed herself one backward glance.  The resulting collision knocked her onto her butt.

“Oh, shit.  I’m so sorry.  I wasn’t looking where I was going and—”

Cassie blinked up at the man, the cold of the floor seeping through her jeans.  Her body tensed when he opened and outstretched hand.  Her instincts said to run, but his eyes told her she was safe.  Honey-brown and laced with concern, he stared at her.

She patted the wig to make sure it was still in place before taking his proffered hand.  Contact with his skin made her jump like she’d just gotten a shock from an appliance.  But instead of the immediate wash of senses and thoughts she expected, he barely registered.  All she noticed was how his firm, warm hand dwarfed hers.

He looked down at their joined hands before grinning at her.  His face lit up, showing just how handsome he was.  Like the hero out of a romantic comedy.

Say something before you screw this all up.  She cleared her throat.  “I’m fine.  Not your fault.  I wasn’t watching where I was going.”  Her voice sounded strange in her ears.  Husky.

“Are you sure you’re okay?  You look like you took a hard bump.”

Cassie shifted and tried to step around him.  The new guards were coming on shift.  Just her luck, one of the two, was the guard who caught her the last time.  “No, I’m fine.  Really.”

Mr. Romantic Comedy wouldn’t be deterred.  He danced with her as she shifted, never letting go of her hand.  “Okay, then at least let me apologize for being a klutz.  My mother always taught me to take care of a lady.  If you won’t at least sit down, maybe I can take you to dinner?”  He slapped his forehead.  “I should have led with my name.  Seth Adams.  It’s been a pleasure running into you.”

Cassie’s mouth went slack.  His voice flowed over her like warm rain in the summertime.  Had he just asked her out?  This was a territory completely unfamiliar to her.  Luckily, she watched enough movies to understand the concept.  “I’m sorry I can’t.”

He chuckled and shrugged.  “Would it help if I phrased it like journalistic research?”  His smile was infectious and Cassie wished she was the young intern he thought she was.  Dragging in a breath, she knew she had to mind push this conversation out of his memories.  Later, when someone came looking for him, she didn’t want him to remember her.

Problem was, as she pushed, she met a brick wall of resistance.  The shield around him was like a rubber ball, his brain so dense and slippery nothing could burst through.  Pain zinged behind her eyes and reluctantly, she stopped.

“I’m sorry, but no.”  Cassie pulled her hand free from his and bee-lined for the exit, never looking back at him.  Keep your head in the game Cassie.  She joined the queue for the metal detectors and adjusted the hair of the wig around her face.  When it came her turn to be searched, she tried to look calm.  She didn’t want to take any chances with the guard, so she immediately mind pushed him to do a cursory glance of her backpack.

“You’re free to go Ma’am,” he said, his voice a little dreamy.

She tucked her chin down and mumbled a thank you.  Ten more steps.   As she rounded the corner to the outer door, someone called out.  “Hey, wait a minute.”

For a millisecond, she paused, weighing and tossing out her options.  She had to stop.  She was weak and tired, but she could push someone if left with no other choice.  She didn’t turn heavy when footfalls thudded behind her.

A meaty touched her arm and a small squeak bubbled up without her consent.  Was this the end?  Had she risked her friend’s life for nothing?

“You dropped your badge back there.”

Cassie had to take the swipe card.  If she didn’t, she’d look suspicious.  But if she turned, he might recognize her.  Rock, meet hard place.  Turning on her heel, she reached out with sweat slick hands and snatched the card without meeting the guard’s eye.

His voice was stern.  “Security is extremely important here at Gentech.  If you need a refresher on security procedures, ask your manager.”

Nodding her acquiescence she turned and kicked up her pace, veering toward the main parking structure.  She had to make sure he wasn’t following before she accessed the private parking lot.  Three seconds passed before heavy footsteps pounded behind her..

“Hey.  What’s your name?  Are you new here?”  The guard’s lumbering body followed her at a quick clip.  Cassie paused and turned around knowing  she was cooked.  She watched as panic dawned in his eyes.

Make your decision.  Fight or flight.  She chose fight.

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DREAMWALK by SARAH MACMANUS (paranormal romance/mature YA)

THE REVOLVING BOOK TUESDAY EDITION IS THE PARANORMAL ROMANCE
“DREAMWALK” BY SARAH MACMANUS

POSTED TUESDAY JAN. 10TH, 2012

AUTHOR: SARAH MACMANUS

TITLE: DREAMWALK

GENRE: PARANORMAL ROMANCE (MATURE YA/ADULT)

PUBLISHER: YOUNGREBEL PUBLICATIONS
http://www.youngrebelpublications.com/
http://www.youngrebelpublications.com/Romance/Dreamwalk-p31.html

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:
YOUNGREBEL PUBLICATIONS: http://www.youngrebelpublications.com/Romance/Dreamwalk-p31.html

AMAZON KINDLE US http://www.amazon.com/Dreamwalk-ebook/dp/B004SCS328/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326151631&sr=8-1

AMAZON KINDLE UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dreamwalk-ebook/dp/B004SCS328/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326152010&sr=8-1

EBOOKSTORE/SONY: http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/sarah-macmanus/dreamwalk/_/R-400000000000000459229

BARNES AND NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dreamwalk-sarah-macmanus/1104361679?ean=2940011381218&itm=1&usri=sarah+macmanus+dreamwalk

KOBO: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Dreamwalk/book-kFmCX8PsRkCyvHoHXBeyEg/page1.html

DIESEL EBOOKS:http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000047819/MacManus-Sarah-Dreamwalk/1.html

SYNOPSIS

After the death of her mother, eighteen year old Chloe Hawthorn is haunted by terrifying nighttime hallucinations. Determined to take control of her dream journeys, she uses them to find Shane Anderson, a charming and troubled musician whose online videos have been holding her in thrall. She finds him in the Dreamtime, sweating out heroin detox in a run-down rehab center.

Chloe sets out to find Shane in the waking world and discovers her dreams have been taking her into the past. Horrified, Chloe realizes Shane doesn’t survive his addictions. In order to save him, Chloe must master her Australian mother’s legacy — the secret of walking the Dreaming through time. But what price will Chloe pay for this Dreamwalk and will she save Shane only to lose him forever?

REVIEWS:

“This is one of my favorite books that I have read this year. I found myself so attached to Chloe that I am having a hard time letting go of her still. . . This book kept me up at night and I never wanted to stop reading it as I wanted to know what was going to happen next. The ending blew me away and was unexpected.” Night Owl Reviews Top Pick http://romance.nightowlreviews.com/nor/Reviews/Black-Rose-reviews-Dreamwalk-by-Sarah-Macmanus.aspx

“Hauntingly dark and mysterious, Dreamwalk is a compelling read. Set against the nebulous backdrop of the dream world, author Sarah MacManus’ winding tale is rife with one surprising twist after another… Poetically crafted with a subtle, yet powerful lyrical flair, Dreamwalk is an engrossing read. Recommended for fans of unconventional teen romance tales.” Morgan Drake, Apex Reviews

“I really enjoyed this book. It’s beautiful and meaningful and surreal and different. I loved the use of Austrailian mythology (something you almost never see), and the personal growth the heroine and her love experience. This is YA and young love done right, and I can’t wait to see what Sarah MacManus does next.” You’re Killing Me Reviews http://ykmreviews.blogspot.com/2011/03/033-dreamwalk-by-sarah-macmanus.html

“Dreamwalk is a wonderful novel that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster, each chapter filled with fear, love, temptation, addiction, and peace. Sarah MacManus’ writing is powerful in Dreamwalk, giving me the sense as though I were living through Chloe, feeling all her pain, sorrow, and fears.” Moonlight Gleam Reviews http://www.moonlightgleam.com/2011/08/dreamwalk-by-sarah-macmanus.html

“Dreamwalk is a sensational adult debut by Sarah MacManus. This book had me on tenterhooks all the way through and I absolutely loved it.” http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/159139057

“Your emotions are sent through a whirlwind throughout the novel. I laughed, I cried and I even got scared. It was complex and surreal. It was lovely, yet so bittersweet. Honestly, I can’t sing the praises enough – it was a brilliant read, highly recommended from me.” Missy Reads & Reviews http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/173722988

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVLyMpoX1x8

READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.youngrebelpublications.com/Romance/Dreamwalk-p31.html

AUTHOR BIO:
Sarah MacManus makes things up and then writes them down. She lives in the middle of the United States, but feels at home anywhere with a river. In the mundane world, she works as a freelance technical writer.

In SarahSpace, she spends her time rescuing princes from ravening monsters, restoring ancient races to their rightful place and making secret, shameful wishes come true.

Sarah loves the East Village, indie music, Cornish pasties, the smell of rain, Spitalfields, biochemistry and all shades of blue.

Sarah’s work has appeared in the literary journal The Battered Suitcase and she has a poem forthcoming in an anthology from Little Episodes.

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THE HAT by BABETTE HUGHES (murder mystery/romance)

THE REVOLVING BOOK FRIDAY EDITION
POSTED FRIDAY JAN. 6TH, 2012 AUTHOR: BABETTE HUGHES
TITLE: THE HAT
GENRE: MURDER/MYSTERY ROMANCE

PUBLISHER: Sunstone Press http://www.sunstonepress.com/

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SYNOPSIS: The Hat has its roots in personal history. What lends this
novel its authenticity is that its author, Babette Hughes, is the
daughter of a bootlegger who was murdered by the Mafia when she was an infant. Hughes (née Rosen) spent years piecing together her father’s
bootlegging career and murder, despite her mother’s attempt to hide
the truth. The Hat draws directly on the drama of Hughes’ search for
the truth, as told in her acclaimed memoir, Lost And Found. The novel
begins in 1931 with the brief, chilling murder of the godfather of the
Jewish bootlegging world, Ben Gold. The killer disappears without a
trace and Chapter Two, in flashback, introduces Kate Brady, who has
just been fired from her Depression-era job working at Shapiro’s
Bakery. She has little hope of a future until she meets the magnetic,
wealthy Ben Gold, who immediately identifies her as his future wife.
They marry in a brilliantly described wedding.

The charged love affair between Kate and Gold’s employee, Bobby Keane,
and their struggle to escape the dangerous Gold, is revealed later in
the book. Ultimately, The Hat is the story of Kate’s struggle for lost
innocence, selfhood, and freedom. Of courage in the struggle with
evil. Of bravery in the face of danger. And of being led into daylight
by the restoring power of love.

REVIEWS:
“Sizzles with suppressed desires and forbidden love. The harrowing
conclusion left me breathless.”
—-Violet Spevack, Cleveland Jewish News

“For Babette Hughes, writing has been her lifeline. The words that
spill forth during her daily writing practice turn her past trauma and
heartaches into art. Hughes’ latest work, “The Hat” is no exception.”
—- The Jewish Outlook

”This is a terrific story that chronicles the beginning of the Mafia
and its revelations that profoundly changed lives forever.”
—-Jewish Book World

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://www.babettehughes.com/media.html

READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.babettehughes.com/excerpt.html

AUTHOR BIO:
Babette Hughes, author of The Hat and Lost And Found, and co-author of Why College Students Fail, has also been published in the Saturday
Review; been Contributing Editor of Cleveland Magazine; a twice-weekly
columnist for the Cleveland Press; and has published articles and book
reviews in the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Sunday Magazine. She has
also written, produced and appeared in television documentaries and
news and feature stories for Cleveland television stations WKYC-NBC
and WNBK-UHF.

In addition to her writing career she has been been National Director
of Women’s Political Action for Hubert Humphrey in his 1972
Presidential campaign, as well as founder and President of Discover
Yourself, Inc., a motivation and self realization program for women.
She has also been Director of Public Relations for Revco D.S., Inc. in
Twinsburg, Ohio, and Account Executive with Frazier Associates, in
Washington, DC. She and her husband live in Austin, Texas, and are the
parents and step-parents of eight children.

She is currently working on a sequel to The Hat, The Scarf.

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http://www.facebook.com/babettehughes
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http://twitter.com/BabetteHughes

http://www.babettehughes.com/

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