Archive for April 16th, 2018
First published in 1940, baby-boomers down through millennials have read and enjoyed Esphyr Slobodkina’s Caps for Sale. Almost eighty years later there is a sequel! Grab this one for grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or for yourself… like me! 😀 The link is to the print version because c’mon… it’s a big, thick picture book! A digital copy just won’t do it justice. Enjoy! FD
More Caps for Sale: Another Tale of Mischievous Monkeys Board Book
by Esphyr Slobodkina
Genre: Children’s Books/Animals/Monkeys
The charming, never-before-published sequel to Caps for Sale! Those mischievous monkeys are at it again, bringing laughs to a new generation of readers.
Since Esphyr Slobodkina’s Caps for Sale was first published in 1940, millions of children have savored the original tale of the peddler, his caps, and a band of very funny monkeys. Now More Caps for Sale continues the story, picking up right where Caps for Sale left off. This board book edition features thick pages and is just the right size for small hands.
More Caps for Sale is the first posthumous book from Esphyr Slobodkina and is based on story ideas shared with Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer throughout their years as friends and business associates prior to Esphyr’s death in 2002. The warmth and humor of the simple text and bright illustrations creates the perfect opportunity for early readers to experience a classic folktale tradition.
Born a Colored Girl
by Michael Edwin Q.
Genre: Literature & Fiction/African-American/Saga
1.99 at time of posting!
From the author of Pappy Moses’ Peanut Plantation and A Slave’s Song – Two slaves, a mother and daughter, separated during the Civil War never to see each other again. From her mother’s diary, Etta Jean will learn to love the mother she never knew. And from the same diary, a mother will finally give of herself.
Friendships Online Series
After finally meeting in person at the publishing party of the season, Constance and Estelle are determined not to let their friendship return to mere virtual champagne bottles and uploaded pictures of food.
It’s been a busy year, and Constance feels it’s time to reward herself with the spa break Estelle gave her for Christmas. Naturally, Constance wouldn’t dream of taking anyone other than Estelle, and this will provide the perfect opportunity to bond with her new chum.
As the excited pair spend some quality time together, they realise it’s not just writing books they have in common, but something that goes much deeper. After a few Jacuzzi sessions, facials, pedicures, and a massage by sexy Senior Therapist, Julio, everything seems to be peachy until an unexpected visitor turns Constance’s weekend of bliss … on its head.
A two-day spa break.
Sparkling water on tap.
And the perfect massage.
But who’s rubbing who up the wrong way?
PreOrder – Amazon UK – https://amzn.to/2GVSnZX
About the Author
Anne John-Ligali is a writer and the founder of Books and Authors UK, a popular website featuring author interviews and book reviews. She loves all things books: reading, writing, going to book events, and meeting other book lovers. She has written a series of short stories and is currently writing her first novel.
Anne has always loved stories and read many books as a child, including the entire Sweet Valley High and Caitlyn series. Her interest in writing fiction came years later, when she began writing for pleasure in 2007.
Originally from Peterborough, Anne now lives in London. After moving to London, she studied graphic design at the University of Arts and has held a number IT administration jobs in the city. Anne continues writing and aspires to write more women’s fiction books, a non-fiction book and several children’s books.
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Will their wedding night be a one-night stand or a merger for keeps?
Global real estate mogul, Cade Sloan should’ve listened to his own advice: trust no one, and never a woman…especially not his 24-hour bride gone AWOL with his millions. Nina, mousy secretary turned sexy vixen, will repay every penny with interest…
When Cade gears up for a takeover, there’s sweet hell to pay. Nina owes her husband a wedding night and he’s hell bent on collecting… his way, his time, his pleasure.
Author Bio – Sun Chara, an Amazon top 100 bestseller, writes sexy, hip ‘n fun contemporary romance for HarperImpulse. JABBIC winner, Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella launched her writing career, spinning the ‘global millionaires’ series’. She makes her home in southern California, and has appeared on stage/film to rave reviews in How the Other Half Loves, General Hospital, and McGee and Me. With a Masters Degree in Education, and membership in SAG/AFTRA and Romance Writers of America, she enjoys sipping Frappuccinos topped with whipped cream/sprinkles, and dancing on the beach…making everyday a celebration!
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Moriarty Meets His Match (A Professor & Mrs. Moriarty Mystery)
by Anna Castle
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Historical Fiction
FREE at time of posting!
Professor James Moriarty has but one desire left in his shattered life: to prevent the man who ruined him from harming anyone else. Then he meets amber-eyed Angelina Gould and his world turns upside down.
At an exhibition of new inventions, an exploding steam engine kills a man. When Moriarty tries to figure out what happened, he comes up against Sherlock Holmes, sent to investigate by Moriarty’s old enemy. Holmes collects evidence that points at Moriarty, who realizes he must either solve the crime or swing it for it himself. He soon uncovers trouble among the board members of the engine company and its unscrupulous promoter. Moriarty tries to untangle those relationships, but everywhere he turns, he meets the alluring Angelina. She’s playing some game, but what’s her goal? And whose side is she on?
Between them, Holmes and Angelina push Moriarty to his limits — and beyond. He’ll have to lose himself to save his life and win the woman he loves.
Town Secrets (The Book of Adam 1)
by Scott Gelowitz
Genre: YA/Science Fiction/Action Adventure
FREE at time of posting!
Mythical, historical and scientific secrets are hidden in a small prairie town, and thirteen-year-old Adam may be the only one able to protect the biggest secret of all.
A centuries-old organization within the tiny town of Grayson protects many secrets – from unknown scientific discoveries to the truth about the mythical island of Atlantis, along with information that ties it to historical events from around the world.
Thirteen-year-old Adam McTaggart and his wise-cracking friends have always assumed that Grayson is just another boring small town on the prairie, but the destruction of a nearby town and disappearance of all of its residents forces them to believe they might also be in danger.
After listening to theories from one of the many unique townspeople, Adam and his friends begin a quest to uncover Grayson’s mysterious past. During their investigation they unlock a strange network of underground tunnels and find objects that seem straight out of science fiction magazines. When they discover the existence of the secret organization controlling everything in Grayson, the group soon understands that their boring small town is much more exciting than they had always believed it to be.
But someone is coming, looking for an ancient power protected by the secret organization, and they are destroying towns as they draw near.
Can Adam and his friends learn everything they need to know in time to protect their town, its people, and the biggest secret of all?