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WOW & WWW + IPad Challenge

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Yes once again I am posting many books I want. Christmas is coming though so I have to make my desires subtly known, (ARE YOU READING THIS CHILDREN?).

1) Survivors A Novel of the Coming Collapse by James Wesley Rawles. Due out in October 2011. Set in America. Practically overnight the stock market has plummeted, hyperinflation has crippled commerce, and the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure have fallen. This book is about life after the fall. It doesn't look pretty. 
2) Double Dead by Chuck Wendig . Due out November 2011. I just love this one. A vampire who needs humans for food must protect them from zombies who just want their brains. Doesn't that just say, "Good f**king times!"
3) 1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber due out September 2011. It's the last book in the Cedar C…

The Puzzling Piece

Hi Everyone! 

As you all may know I am raising my grandson who has autism. We are participating in the I Pad Challenge by http://www.thepuzzlingpiece.comThe Puzzling Piece was created to raise money to help children with Autism. If we can sell 60 items Junior will receive an IPad. 

The pieces for sale are:

If you would like to help please go to the website at and choose one of the above items. In the challengers name box please type Armando Rodriguez Jr. We really appreciate all your help.  This is an item we cannot afford but one that will help him immensely.
Here is a video made for The Puzzling Piece. Please watch and listen to the words of the song. 
I Pad Autism Challenge

IPad Autism Challenge with Armando "Junior" at 1:37 mark
Thank you all. We welcome your comments.

Review of Darwin's Children by Natasha Larry

Darwin's Children by Natasha Larry Penumbra Publishing  ISBN 978-935563-51-8 253 pages

*I received this book from the author with a request for review. I did not promise a good review nor was one requested. I received no compensation for this review.*

From the back cover: Life can get pretty complicated for any seventeen-year-old girl, but for a home-schooled telepathic black girl trying to survive in a prestigious private school in small-town Jonesborough, Tennessee, it can be maddening – especially when her telepathic father keeps eavesdropping on her thoughts!

Jaycie Lerner’s family isn’t the usual mom-dad-kid setup. Jaycie’s mom’s MIA, but Allison, her personal live-in ‘trainer,’ is more than a mom, with her own special abilities, like being able to lift cars and run incredibly fast. And Jaycie’s godfather John is more than persuasive – he can literally convince anyone to do anything.

As far as the rest of the world’s concerned, Jaycie’s on the outside looking in. The townsfolk lov…

Teaser Tuesday - 4 Teasers!

Sorry I am late putting this up. I have had some computer issues and autistic related ones going on at home.

 Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading . Pick a page and a couple of teaser sentences from that page to share.

Pure Gold  Adventures with Six Rescued Golden retrievers by Holli Pfau Glad Dog Press LLC  Expected release October 2011
*this snippet if from an ARC. It is not final and may or may not be included in the final copy.* From page 16: Her outreach was warm and genuine, and she didn't seem to be filling her own needs. Rather she seemed to sense others' interest and desires and make herself available to them. She was unlike any other dog I'd known.

The Caretakers by Shauna Nosler Createspace
From page 8: "Faster," she silently prayed. " Please, God, if you still exist can't you make him go faster?" The young girl lay still, all but frozen by fear, exhaustion and apprehension.
He had finished. Yet she knew he was still there - st…

The Bond Conqueror by Philip Hall & A.C. Hall

The Bond Conqueror by Phillip Hall & A.C. Hall Hall Brothers Entertainment
I received this book from the author with a request to review. No promise of a good review was sought or given. I received no compensation for this review. The review is my honest opinion. 
From Good Reads:
Charles Bryant seems to have it all. A college professor on the esteemed intellectual planet Academia 7, Charles is something of a celebrity thanks to his branding as “the Bounty Hunting Professor”. But his bounty hunting missions are more than just a gimmick. Charles has spent a decade of his life consumed with trying to track down the last man alive who caused the death of his wife. And now he may’ve found him.

Joined by his number one student Sean Varis and a grieving wife whose husband just may be one of the four worst villains in the galaxy, Charles embarks on a quest across the stars in search of this man, driven by his
need to exact revenge upon him. But as Charles and his allies soon learn, more is a…

Survivor Chronicles by Brian Kittrell -Giveaway

Enter Here To Win The Survivor Chronicles Omnibus by Brian Kittrell

Andy looked around in desperation as the hallways flooded with other staff members running and screaming. Some were grabbed and taken down by the zombies coming out of the elevator. He decided that it was time to make his own escape. He ran to the door, swiped his card, and rushed out of the facility. Alyssa was in the driver's seat of a four door truck, and Dr. Nelson and Nurse Wilson sat in the back seat. Andy jumped in the passenger seat, and Alyssa drove out of the parking lot and down the narrow road leading away from the building. "What the hell happened back there?" Alyssa said. "Those two in the back ran over here and still haven't calmed down yet." "The virus. It's loose inside North Star," Andy said. 
Kittrell, Brian. The War of the Dead (a zombie apocalypse novel) (The Survivor Chronicles) (Kindle Locations 1745-1753). Late Nite Books.

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Enchanted by Rachel Wells, Guest Blogger

I am pleased to have today author Rachel Wells with me. Rachel is the author of Enchanted. 

Hi everyone.  My name is Rachel Wells and I am an aspiring Indie author.  I have just recently put my YA paranormal romance, Enchanted, up for sale on the Nook and Kindle.  I say “aspiring” because while I have finished my book (that was the “easy” part), I am finding that spreading the word about it is actually harder than I had thought!  I am a new, unknown author and there are so many of us out there that it is quite easy to get lost and misplaced under all the new books that are constantly getting published every day.  Which is why I am very grateful to Cristi at AlaskanBookCafe who has given me the amazing opportunity to guest post on her blog and hopefully reach some potential readers! So a little about myself…I’m a stay at home mom to three girls, married 13 years to a guy I met back in high school.  I live in central Massachusetts where the summers are hot and the winters are even colder.…

Follow My Blog Friday

Welcome to this week’s Follow Friday hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The featured bloggers are Caught in the Pages and Jenni Elyse. This week’s question is: In books like the Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) series the paranormal creature in question “comes out of the closet” and makes itself known to the world. Which mythical creature do you wish would come out of the closet, for real?

This is an easy one for me. I love fairies. I would love for the fey to come out. I think that would be awesome!
Which ones are you hoping for?

Click here to read my review of Ghost on Black Mountain and the Interview with author Ann Hite

Ghost on Black Mountain New Cover

I just received the new cover for Ghost on Black Mountain by Ann Hite so I am sharing it with all of you. There is a surprise coming up on September 1st so be sure to check back here then.

The old cover:

and now the new cover:

I think they are both awesome! I cannot decide which I like more. What is your pick? Leave a comment to let me know!
I have something super special surprise planned for September 1st so be certain to check back. You do not want to miss this!

Read my review and an interview with Ann Hite here

Interview/Review of Ann Hite - Ghost on Black Mountain

I am so excited to bring you an interview with Ann Hite today. Ann is the author of Ghost on Black Mountain. This book is destined to be a best seller. It is definitely one you do not want to miss reading! 

Ghost on Black Mountain by Ann Hite Expected release September 13, 2011 Simon & Schuster  Gallery Trade Paperback, 352 pages ISBN-10: 1451606427 ISBN-13: 9781451606423

I received this book from the author with a request to review. No promise of a good review was sought or given. I received no compensation , other than a copy of the ARC, for this review. The review is my honest opinion. 
From the back cover of the ARC(subject to change):
Meet the women of Black Mountain and the one man that ties them all together…

Nellie Pritchard: I married Hobbs Pritchard without noticing he was a spell conjured into a man—a walking, talking, ghost story. He took me up Black Mountain and it was there I learned sometimes good and bad get mixed together so well a person can’t tell the difference until it’s …