Sunday Book Reviews – Something a Little Different

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Book reviews by D.G. Kaye

 

Today my Sunday Book Review series is a little different. Because I’ve yet to finish my latest read, I thought I’d use today’s post to highlight some books from author friends which are currently on promotion and some that are brand new!

Please check out these books by these talented authors. Some I’ve read already and the others await me on my Kindle!

 

CURRENTLY ON PROMOTION:

 

 

Sally Cronin’s

Volume 1 of – What’s in a Name? – Available, FREE through special email offer, find the link here.

Blurb:

 

There are names that have been passed down through thousands of years which have powerful and deep-rooted meaning to their bearers. Other names have been adopted from other languages, cultures and from the big screen. They all have one thing in common. They are with us from birth until the grave and they are how we are known to everyone that we meet.

There are classical names such as Adam, David and Sarah that will grace millions of babies in the future. There are also names that parents have invented or borrowed from places or events in their lives which may last just one lifetime or may become the classic names of tomorrow.

Whatever the name there is always a story behind it. In What’s in a Name? – Volume One, twenty men and women face danger, love, loss, romance, fear, revenge and rebirth as they move through their lives.

Anne changes her name because of associations with her childhood, Brian carries the mark of ancient man, Jane discovers that her life is about to take a very different direction, and what is Isobel’s secret?

Sublime Shadows of Life

 

Balroop Singh’s

Sublime Shadows of Life – Available on Amazon for just .99 cents from Aug. 10 thru 13

Blurb:

 

Sublime Shadows of Life is a comment on life, its turbulent curves and relationships. It envisions people through the prism of poetry. I, you, he, we and they are universal symbols which highlight the fact that happiness is not a destination but a chasm to bury agony, anguish, grief, distress and move on! No sea of solitude is so deep that it can drown us. Sometimes aspirations are trampled upon, the boulders of exploitation and discrimination may block your path but those who tread on undeterred are always successful.

 

Catling's Bane

 

 

Diana Peach’s

Catling’s Bane (Book 1) – Available FREE on Amazon this weekend only!

Blurb:

 

In the tiers of Ellegeance, the elite Influencers’ Guild holds the power to manipulate emotions. Love and fear, pain and pleasure, healing and death mark the extremes of their sway, but it’s the subtle blends that hook their victims’ hearts. They hide behind oaths of loyalty and rule the world.

A child born in the grim warrens beneath the city, Catling rues the rose birthmark encircling her eye. Yet, it grants her the ability to disrupt the influencers’ sway. Established methods of civil control disintegrate before her. She’s a weapon desired by those who reign and those who rebel.

To the Influencer’s Guild, she’s an aberration, a threat. They order her death and thus the betrayals begin. One woman protects and trains her, plotting to use her shield to further imperial goals. No longer a helpless child, Catling has other plans. As chaos shakes the foundations of order and rule, will she become the realm’s savior? Or its executioner?

The Rose Shield Tetralogy – a blend of science fiction and fantasy.

Welcome to a world of three moons, a sentient landscape, rivers of light, and tier cities that rise from the swamps like otherworld flowers. A planet of waterdragons, where humans are the aliens living among three-fingered natives with spotted skin. Where a half-blood converses with the fog and the goddess plans her final reckoning.

Follow Catling’s journey as she grows from childhood into the deadly force that shapes the future. She is the realm’s shield, an influencer, assassin, healer, mother, and avenger. And all she wants is to go home.

The books of The Rose Shield Tetralogy
Catling’s Bane
Oathbreakers’ Guild
Farlanders’ Law
Kari’s Reckoning

 

Books by Toni Pike

 

Toni Pike – Is offering a great two for one special for $2.00 on Amazon Here and Here The Magnus Covenant and Happy Travels 101

Blurbs:   The Magnus Covenant

 

THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT IS IN PERIL – UNLESS ONE MAN CAN UNCOVER THE TRUTH…
A long-forgotten sect, a deadly brotherhood, a billionaire who trades in relics and a race across Europe in pursuit of a killer.

Jotham Fletcher is in Rome to give a lecture on his PhD thesis about Simon Magus at the church where he fell to his death beside the Roman Forum. Magus was a cult leader mentioned in the Bible and his libertine sect disappeared by 400 AD.

But did it really die out? . . .

 

Happy Travels 101

BECOME A TRAVEL EXPERT BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME.
Discover my travel booking tips, my suggestions for exploring any destination, my tips for escorted tours and my travel packing guide.

Find out how to select and make the most of your next cruise, how to cope with a long-haul flight, and how to prepare a travel preparation checklist.

And don’t miss my recommendations on travel safety, travel for seniors, and travel photography.

I love to travel because there is so much to see around the world: breathtaking landscapes, ancient ruins, towns steeped in history, fascinating cultures and modern marvels. Now I want to share the tips that I believe can help to enhance your journey.

Here is your chance to master the art of successful globetrotting!
Don’t leave home without reading it…

 

Words We Carry

 

Oh yes, and my book, Words We Carry is available FREE for download on Amazon til this Tuesday night.

Blurb:

 

I have been a great critic of myself for most of my life, and I was darned good at it, deflating my own ego without the help of anyone else.”

What do our shopping habits, high-heeled shoes, and big hair have to do with how we perceive ourselves? Do the slights we endured when we were young affect how we choose our relationships now?
D.G. takes us on a journey, unlocking the hurts of the past by identifying situations that hindered her own self-esteem. Her anecdotes and confessions demonstrate how the hurtful events in our lives linger and set the tone for how we value our own self-worth.
Words We Carry is a raw, personal accounting of how the author overcame the demons of low self-esteem with the determination to learn to love herself.

 

Newly published and Pre-Orders!

 

What's in a Name by Sally Cronin

 

Sally Cronin’s Volume 2 – What’s in a Name? Available now on Amazon!

Blurb:

Our legacy is not always about money or fame, but rather in the way that people remember our name after we have gone. In these sixteen short stories we discover the reasons why special men and women will stay in the hearts and minds of those who have met them. Romance, revenge and sacrifice all play their part in the lives of these characters.

Kenneth watches the love of his life dance on New Year’s Eve while Lily plants very special flowers every spring for her father. Martha helps out a work colleague as Norman steps back out into the world to make a difference. Owen brings light into a house and Patrick risks his life in the skies over Britain and holds back from telling a beautiful redhead that he loves her.

Meet Queenie and Rosemary who have both lost their husbands and must face a very different future. One that will take courage and the use of new technology.

Sonia is an entitled princess whose father has reached the end of his tether and Theresa has to deal with a bully in the checkout. Usher is an arrogant narcissist with a docile wife and is used to getting his own way and Vanessa worries about the future of her relationship with her teenage son.

Walter is a loner and is happy with just his dog for company, Xenia is the long awaited first baby of a young couple. Yves is a dashing romeo who has the tables turned on him unexpectedly and Zoe… Well she can see into the future.

In one way or another all these characters will be remembered by those whose lives they have touched.

 

Judith Barrow

 

One Hundred Tiny Threads by Judith Barrow is available now for pre-order on Amazon!

 

Blurb:

It’s 1911 and Winifred Duffy is a determined young woman eager for new experiences, for a life beyond the grocer’s shop counter ruled over by her domineering mother.

The scars of Bill Howarth’s troubled childhood linger. The only light in his life comes from a chance encounter with Winifred, the girl he determines to make his wife.

Meeting her friend Honora’s silver-tongued brother turns Winifred’s heart upside down. But Honora and Conal disappear, after a suffrage rally turns into a riot, and abandoned Winifred has nowhere to turn but home.

The Great War intervenes, sending Bill abroad to be hardened in a furnace of carnage and loss. When he returns his dream is still of Winifred and the life they might have had… Back in Lancashire, worn down by work and the barbed comments of narrow-minded townsfolk, Winifred faces difficult choices in love and life.

Vashti Vega

 

Vashti Vega has her new book available now on Amazon The Fall of Lilith –  (Update) This book is on promo for .99 cents until August 15th.

 

Blurb:

“I merely assisted you in doing what you desired all along.”

So says Lilith, the most exquisite of the angels. The two most important pledges an angel makes to God are those of obedience and celibacy, and dire consequences await any who break their oaths.

At first, the angels are happy in their celestial home, learning and exploring together. As they grow older, though, Lilith begins to question these pledges, which now seem arbitrary and stifling. Her challenge of the status quo leads to disagreement, jealousy, and strife among her peers. As the arguing and acrimony grow, lines are drawn and sides are chosen. Is war inevitable?

Filled with robust characters, incredible landscapes, and exciting action, The Fall of Lilith is an epic tale of seduction, betrayal, and revenge.

Free Will involves asking difficult questions and making hard choices, choices that require strength and sacrifice. These decisions can tear apart friendships and cause rifts between allies.

They can even threaten the foundations of Heaven.

 

Marjorie Mallon

 

Marjorie Mallon is debuting her new book, The Curse of Time, now available on Pre-Order at Amazon!

 

Blurb:

On Amelina Scott’s thirteenth birthday, her father disappears under mysterious circumstances. Saddened by this traumatic event, she pieces together details of a curse that has stricken the heart and soul of her family.

Amelina longs for someone to confide in. Her once carefree mother has become angry and despondent. One day a strange black cat and a young girl, named Esme appear. Immediately, Esme becomes the sister Amelina never had. The only catch is that Esme must remain a prisoner, living within the mirrors of Amelina’s house.

Dreams and a puzzling invitation convince Amelina the answer to her family’s troubles lies within the walls of the illusive Crystal Cottage. Undaunted by her mother’s warnings, Amelina searches for the cottage on an isolated Cambridgeshire pathway where she encounters a charismatic young man, named Ryder. At the right moment, he steps out of the shadows, rescuing her from the unwanted attention of two male troublemakers.

With the help of an enchanted paint set, Amelina meets the eccentric owner of the cottage, Leanne, who instructs her in the art of crystal magic. In time, she earns the right to use three wizard stones. The first awakens her spirit to discover a time of legends, and later, leads her to the Bloodstone, the supreme cleansing crystal which has the power to restore the balance of time. Will Amelina find the power to set her family free? . . .

 

Happy reading folks!

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  1. Dear Debby, Thank you so much for including me in your post. I’m very honoured to be included with such a wonderful crop of authors. Have a great weekend – hugs, Toni

    1. You are most welcome Toni. I tried to include all those posts I’ve read of promos going on, glad I saw yours. 🙂 x

  2. I love this idea, Deb. I am efriends with all of those writers–so fun to see their books called out.

    1. Thanks Jacqui. I just thought if I didn’t have a book to review, I’d keep the post geared towards books that I came across during the week that are on promo. Why omit a book post if I can push a few books? 🙂

  3. Some great books here. Will be checking them out!

    1. Thanks Stevie 🙂

  4. Thank you for sharing these wonderful Sunday Book Promotions and for honouring my new book on pre-order by including me, Debby. X

    1. My pleasure Marje <3

  5. Thank you Debby…brilliant as always.. hugs xxxx♥

    1. Pleasure Sal <3

    2. I downloaded “What’s in a Name” a couple of months ago and just started reading it, Sally – loving it.

  6. Many thanks for including my debut poetry book in your post Deb…such an honour to be among all these wonderful authors! I am feeling blessed dear friend. Love and hugs.

    1. It was my pleasure B. <3

  7. What a lovely idea, Debby, and I’m so happy to be included among these wonderful authors and their books. I have a number of these in my TBR pile, loaded in the ipad and ready to read. Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness 😀 Have a great week!

    1. My pleasure Diana. And I got my copy too. Happy week ahead! 🙂 xx

  8. Thank you so much, Debby. I am always so grateful for all your support.xx

    1. It was a pleasure Judith. <3

  9. Oh goodie – MORE for my TBR list 🙂 Great idea for a post, Deb. Thanks.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    1. LOLLLLLLLLLLLL, oops. 🙂 xx

      1. May we all live long enough to work our way through our TBR lists – lol.
        xx,
        mgh

        1. LOL Amen to that! 🙂 xxx

          1. Now THAT would be great April Fool’s post: “New study of book readers: the longer you keep adding to your TBR list, the longer you live . . .”
            xx, mgh

          2. Well that’s great because I’d live forever, lol. 🙂 <3

          3. Me too – or at least as long as my eyes could focus. 🙂
            xx,
            mgh

  10. Thank you for the mention of my book, Debby! The Fall of Lilith is actually on promotion for 99¢ 8/13 – 8/15. Thanks again! I appreciate you❣️

    1. My pleasure Vashti. Sorry I missed that part because I know there was another promo last week. Thanks for sharing that. <3

      1. No need to be sorry. I just wanted you to know. 🙂 I appreciate being here.

        1. My apologies again, it’s there now. 🙂 xx

    2. I just added it Vashti. <3

        1. Most welcome Vashti <3

  11. Awww Debby, you’re cheering others on and I love that spirit! Congrats to all of these authors who are writing such great adventures for us to read (I have most of the books mentioned!). Many hugs!

    1. Thanks Christy girl! I thought it would be a good idea to share the promos I came across during the week for others to benefit too. <3

  12. Wow, what a great collection from these authors! Going to check them out!

    1. Great Terri. Something for everyone. 🙂

  13. A great selection of books, Debby. I have a number of these waiting for me on my kindle.

    1. Wonderful Robbie 🙂

  14. Better late than never, I suppose, Debby – but no less meant… thank you so much for this.
    x

    1. My pleasure Judith. Never too late! 🙂 xx

  15. So happy to see so many friends on this list! My Kindle’s got itchy fingers ?

    1. Fantastic Damyanti! Glad to fatten up your TBR 🙂 x

  16. This is a list of intriguing books that sparked my attention. Thank you for letting us know about them.

    1. Great Karen! Glad I could spark your interest. Enjoy the reads. 🙂

  17. Wow, lots to consider here for my kindle. Thanks for introducing me to all these new authors! Of course, I have downloaded yours and can’t wait to start. There are a few here that really sound intriguing.

    p.s. I didn’t receive notice of this post until this morning. I keep getting late notifications of your blog updates 🙁 Better late than never though.

    1. Thanks so much Lis! Actually, because I’m self hosted, you will always find myself in the WP reader, but unfortunately there is no follow button offered on self hosted and that’s why I have the signup form on the top right because my posts go out only once a week by Mailchimp email. So I think you’re signed up and hence. that’s why you just got the notification today. Am I right? 🙂 x

  18. This is fantastic, Debby! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

    1. Pleasure Natalie <3

  19. Thanks, Debby. I have a few of these in my Kindle and I’m checking the rest. Many thanks!

    1. LOl Olga, glad to reciprocate! 🙂 x

  20. Wow! You chose some books by some great authors.

    1. Thanks. I think I did, but then again, these happened to all be on sale or newly launched at the same time. How’s that for coincidence? 🙂

  21. I’ve read several of these books, and many others are on my TBR list. So many talented writers out here in our blogging world!

    1. So true Pam. Nice to see you. 🙂 x

  22. Ah, what a lovely lot of books to read, Debby. Some I know of and have read. Others you have introduced to me. Thank you. Now please just provide me with ample reading time. 🙂

    1. Thanks Norah. I think we’re all asking for the same thing . . . more reading time! 🙂

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