Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Featuring: The Shellseekers by Rosamind Pilcher



I think everyone has heard of this FABULOUS read. 

I read it with a different cover. 

What about you - have you read it, and did yours have a different cover?

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

International Giveaway of Arrows of Fire Marlen Suyapa Bodden



Marlen Suyapa Bodden is celebrating her book,
Arrows of Fire:


With an INTERNATIONAL and USA Giveaway!!
E-book and Print
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Information in this post is courtesy of the author, Marlen Suyapa Bodden.
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Bestselling author Marlen Bodden was selected to be part of the prestigious 15th Annual John Cooper School Signature Author Series on December 6, 2019 to showcase her newest release, Arrows of Fire. 

A deftly crafted and inherently absorbing novel by a writer who has a genuine flair for reader engaging narrative storytelling, "Arrows of Fire" by Marlen Suyapa Bodden is an exceptionally entertaining and unreservedly recommended addition to community library Historical Fiction collections.
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PRAISE FOR ARROWS OF FIRE: 

“Bodden writes with delicacy, allowing layers of meaning to unfold slowly[.]" 
– Booklist 

"A deftly crafted and inherently absorbing novel by a writer who has a genuine flair for reader engaging narrative storytelling, Arrows of Fire by Marlen Suyapa Bodden is exceptionally entertaining." 
–  Midwest Book Review
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ABOUT ARROWS OF FIRE:

It is October 1519 and the Aztec empire of Mexico is on the edge of a disastrous collapse as Hernan Cortes leads his army of Spaniards and their native allies to attack and conquer Moctezoma's capital.

The Aztec emperor Moctezoma believes the only way to save his empire is to heed the traditional demands of the God of War and sacrifice a beautiful woman warrior named Flower in exchange for protection from the invaders.

But a different faction (known as the resistance) seek to overthrow Moctezoma and go to war against the invaders. The resistance has other plans for Flower -- if they can only help her escape before Moctezoma offers her as a sacrifice.

Will Flower make it out in time to join the resistance? Or will Moctezoma carry out a centuries-old practice of human sacrifice?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Photo Credit:  Donna Callighan

MARLEN SUYAPA BODDEN is a lawyer at The Legal Aid Society in New York City – the nation’s oldest law firm for the poor – and an anti-war, anti-slavery, and anti-death penalty activist. 
She drew on her knowledge of modern and historical human rights abuses to write Arrows of Fire, her second novel, and The Wedding Gift, an international and Wall Street Journal bestseller.
 
Marlen is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Tufts University. She enjoys hiking and climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
 
Marlen was born in Honduras and immigrated with her family to the U.S.A. She was raised in the Bronx and resides in Connecticut with her husband, Timothy Rogers.
 
Learn more about Marlen and Arrows of Fire at www.marlenbodden.com, Facebook and Twitter.
 
Arrows of Fire is available everywhere books are sold.

It should be noted for personal reading lists that "Arrows of Fire" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $11.49).
Arrows of Fire is available in audiobook, too. 
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GIVEAWAY: 

I am partnering with the author for this giveaway.

INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY!!
E-BOOK 
USA GIVEAWAY
PRINT
November 19 - 26
Enter here
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Monday, November 18, 2019

Haunting Reads

Thank you to eggs of Litsy:

#NAMASTENOVEMBER
@ eggs

Today’s Prompt:  HAUNTING

I chose these titles from books I reviewed on my blog.

What “HAUNTING” book can you name?


It's Monday!! What Are YOU Reading? - 11/18/2019


 http://bookdate.blogspot.com/
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I hope you had a great reading week.  
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.
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Books Completed:

HOUSE ON ENDLESS WATER by Emuna Elon - review will be on January 6, 2020 - finished on November 17.

 
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GOOD GIRLS LIE by J. T. Ellison - review will be on December 30 - finished on November 12.

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A BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN by Francoise Frenkel - review will be on December 10 - finished on November 8.

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THE SUNDOWN MOTEL by Simone St. James - review will be on February 18, 2020 - finished on November 3.

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THE GERMAN HOUSE by Annette Hess - review will be on December 3 - finished on October 30.

This book is a MUST read.

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REPUTATION by Sara Shepard - review will be on December 2 - finished on October 26.

Not a fan of this cover.

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THE LAST AFFAIR by Margot Hunt - review will be on November 26 - finished on October 19.

 
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RED LETTER DAYS by Sarah-Jane Stratford - blog review will be on February 25, 2020 - finished September 9.

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Book Currently Reading:

THE VANISHING by Jayne Ann Krentz - review will be on January 7, 2010.

 
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Books Up Next:

ALL THE WAYS WE SAID GOODBYE by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White - review will be on January 9, 2010.

 
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BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN by Diane Chamberlain - review will be on January 10, 2020.

 
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THE TENANT by Katrine Engberg - review will be on January 13, 2020.

 
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HOW QUICKLY SHE DISAPPEARS by Raymond Fleischmann - review will be on January 14, 2020.

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THE BETTER LIAR by Tanen Jones - review will be on January 15.

 
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RECIPE FOR A PERFECT WIFE by Karma Brown - review will be on January 20, 2020.

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THE VINEYARDS OF CHAMPAGNE by Juliet Blackwell - review will be on January 21, 2020.

 
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THE LIGHT AFTER THE WAR by Anita Abril - review will be on February 4, 2020.


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RUBY OF THE SEA by Peggy Lampman - review will be on February 5, 2020.

 
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THE BORGIA CONFESSIONS by Alyssa Palumbo - review will be on February 11, 2020.

https://www.amazon.com/Borgia-Confessions-Novel-Alyssa-Palombo/dp/1250191203/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+borgia+confessions&qid=1571695520&sr=8-1
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PLEASE SEE US by Caitlin Mullen - review will be on March 2, 2020.
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LOST AT SEA by Erica Boyce - review will be on March 3, 2020.

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THE SEA OF LOST GIRLS by Carol Goodman - review will be on March 4, 2020.

 
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MY DARK VANESSA by Kate Elizabeth Russell - review will be on March 10, 2020.

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SOMETHING SHE'S NOT TELLING US by Darcey Bell - review will be on April 6, 2010.


 
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THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF AUGUST MARCH by Aaron Jackson - review will be on April 7, 2010.

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SIMON THE FIDDLER by Paulette Jiles - review will be on April 14, 2020. 

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THE STAR-CROSSED SISTERS OF TUSCANY by Lori Nelson Spielman - review will be on April 21, 2020.

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Crossed-Sisters-Tuscany-Nelson-Spielman/dp/1984803166/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=the+starcrossed+sisters+of+tuscany&qid=1571428146&sr=8-3
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STORIES WE NEVER TOLD by Sonja Yoerg - review will be on April 23, 2020.

 
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A GOOD MARRIAGE by Kimberly McCreight - review will be on May 5, 2020.

 
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THE WIFE STALKER by Liv Constantine - review will be on May 19, 2020.

 
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SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST by D. R. Randsall - review will be on May 13, 2020.

https://www.amazon.com/Substitute-Soloist-Andy-Veracruz-Mystery/dp/1938436776/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=substitute+soloist&qid=1572985977&sr=8-1
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