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Tides (Time of Myths: Shapeshifter Sagas) by Natasha Brown
"Amazing doesn’t begin to describe it. I loved this book! This story was so completely different than your typical romance and I fell madly in love with it. If you like ‘old fashioned’ romance, paired with Vikings – this is a must read!! I am promising you; you will not be sorry!" reviews Leels Loves Books
"This was yet another fantastic read from Ms Brown and what I love most apart from the story is Natasha’s ability to transport you back in time, with her attention to detail, mythology, lore and fantastic research! This story will literary sweep you away, and I can only imagine what she has in store for us next and I for one can’t wait!" reviews E Book Addicts
Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X9WH13G
Barnes and Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tides-natasha-brown/1125854012?ean=2940154027981
It’s Leif’s eighth summer going viking with his father on their ship the Kraken—and he’s had enough. For as long as Leif can remember, his father has claimed to be a descendant of Ægir, god of the sea, and has exploited their shape changing ability—all this to amass enough gold to gain entrance into the ocean god’s halls. Leif hopes that time’s drawing near so he can free himself from Ragna’s domineering shadow.
On the green hills of Éire, Eilish is content learning traditional folk cures from her father until a Finn-Gall raid disturbs the peace. Desperate to protect Eilish from harm, her father cuts her hair and disguises her in his old clothing before she’s ripped from the only home she’s ever known. Sold as a thrall in Duiblinn, she must hide out as a young man on a ship full of barbarians.
Now Eilish, who fears she’ll become Ægir’s next sacrifice, and Leif, who isn’t prepared to stand up against his father’s powerful wrath, must face the tides of change—no matter how ominous they may seem.
Our Beck Valley Book Review - Please Explain Terrorism to Me: A Story for Children, P-E-A-R-L-S of Wisdom for Their Parents by Laurie Zelinger and Ann Israeli
The acronym for PEARLS who produce a series of books for parents to share with their children explaining scary topics to help them understand difficult topics. The colourful illustrations which depicts the script help take the edge of the harsh reality off the topic. The way the topic is shown through the eyes of a young person that another young person would understand is exceptional. Also involving the boys friends, school life and family and the discussions along with the situations they protray bring it home to any family.
The books writing and explanations are very easy for anyone to understand and along with the brilliant illustrations make this an exceptionally teaching aid. There is brilliant guidance notes in the book on how to get the best out of it for parents.
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Complemented by exquisite, colorful artwork, Dr. Zelinger skillfully crafts an easily relatable children's story using everyday situations, around the oppressive concept of Terrorism in the news. With masterful understanding of the child's world, new and frightening concepts are introduced carefully and gently, with the child's perspective in mind. Dr. Zelinger provides parent coaching to further the dialogue in her P-E-A-R-L-S of Wisdom section (Prepare, Explain, Answer, Reassure, Listen, Safeguard) where caregivers are given scripts to guide them, as well room for individuality. This pioneer book helps children and parents face a critical, often avoided topic with reassurance and calm.
"This book provides the 'PEARLS' of wisdom for parents and children to discuss a scary topic like terrorism in ways that promote healthy and authentic parent-child conversations that yield to mutual respect and bonding."
--Marc A. Brackett, PhD., Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
"Deep and yet accessible, her remarkable deciphering of the psychological factors that hinder the free communication between parents and children on terrorism is compelling. This fascinating guide amounts to a riveting lesson of clarity and to a masterpiece in bridging the unbridgeable."
--Hon. Yehuda Lancry, Former Ambassador of Israel to the U.N.
"Please Explain 'Terrorism' to Me is a straightforward and down-to-earth treatment of a difficult subject. Dr. Zelinger uses common sense, a simple clarification of the basic issues, and reassurance to provide a deeper understanding of terrorism for kids--without a corresponding rise in anxiety."
--Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., Psychologist/Author,
Our Beck Valley Book Review - Jesus and Magdalene by João Cerqueira
"Another masterpiece from a very humorous and satirical writer who will be very popular and in my opinion is the new version of our British writer Tom Sharpe.
The authors reincarnation of Jesus in modern day life and the trials and tribulations he would face and how he would deal with them is first rate. The novel starts off with Mary and the 12 disciples (apostles) fighting against gm crops and trying to influence the local church and people not to use them. Head of the group is Judas who wants full on direct action and then along comes Jesus with his pacifism.
Using study and teachings from the bible the novelist brings them to life in our modern day lives and gives us a timely reminder of how change no matter what it is can have a devastating effect not just now but for future generations as well.
As a politician recently stated a lot can be learnt from humour and puts the mind in a more relaxed state to comprehend the full consequences of any actions that are implemented. This is what I believe the author is trying to achieve.
A strong message that also comes across is which is the right path to follow to achieve your goal or influence people to believe in your idea/concept, do you use aggression (Judas character ) or pacifism (Jesus character ). Very nature of the rudimental teachings of the holy book.
This novel and storyline along with the characters portraits would not be possible without the author’s immense knowledge and research into the bible. Being a Christian at no point in this storyline was I offended, I really believe through the humour the writer has given us a timely reminder of what virtues are important today."
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Jesus returns to earth and meets activist Magdalene who is fighting for a better world. He find an extremist ecological group, which is plotting to destroy a maize plantation it believes to be genetically modified. Then, he observes the rise up against a tourist development that is to be built in a forest reserve. Finally, he witnesses an armed conflict between blacks and gypsies. However, although he limits himself to accompanying Magdalene attempting only to pacify those on bad terms, even then Jesus is unable to escape the fury of mankind. And only a conman will recognize him. Using humor, Jesus and Magdalene broaches recent phenomena of social and political conflict.
Silver medal in the 2017 Feathered Quill Book Awards
Siliver medal in the 2017 Independent Press Awards
Silver Medal in the 2017 New Aple Book Awards
Silver medal in the 2016 Hungry Monster Review
Silver medal in the 2015 Latino Book Award
Finalist in the 2017 Independent Book Awards
Finalist in the 2017 Chanticleer Book Awards
Book of the year 2016 for Latina Book Club
Our Beck Valley Book Review - Finding Destiny by Barbara Sinor
'Anyone who needs guidance or is in need for some positivity in their life will gain inspiration from this book'
A very strong emotive novel which will tug at your heartstrings . The book will take you on a spiritual journey seen through two different sets of eyes. Luana finds a novel about a young girl who was living in England in the 70s and was raped and then went to live in a nunnery and gave up her daughter. The novel follows the trials and tribulations along with the young girls attempt to rebuild her life. Through the girls writing you feel every emotion you can think of. With Luana reading the story and describing how she feels adds essence and substance to the novel.
Two different people from two different ages joined by spiritual beliefs make for an interesting read. Through the writing strong messages of beliefs and their methods are evident and will make you think about what you have achieved and obtained.
Strong feelings of trust and loss shine from Luana and the young lady eventually leading to a surprisingly twist in the storyline. Anyone who needs guidance or is in need for some positivity in their life will gain inspiration from this book.
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THREE Rachelle Ayala books at 0.99 for a limited time!!
Playing the Rookie (Men of Spring Baseball Book 1)
Playing Without Rules (Men of Spring Baseball Book 2)
Playing Catch (Men of Spring Baseball Book 3)
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Playing for the Save (A Baseball Romance) by Rachelle Ayala (Men of Spring Baseball Series Book 4) plus $20 Amazon/Paypal & Book Giveaway
Veteran relief pitcher Ryan Hudson always saves the game for his team. He’s dependable, focused, and good at what he does.
Which is why he prefers to live alone and not have anything to do with women and all the noise and chaos they bring.
Noise and chaos is all single mother Jamie Rush knows. Working and taking care of her two boys is a full time job, especially since one of them is autistic and she gets no help from her ex-husband.
When her two sons win a day with ballplayer Ryan Hudson, they strike up an odd friendship with the reclusive pitcher. Jamie is wary of the baseball hero, but can’t help fantasizing about him.
Ryan is attracted to Jamie, but desperately tries to hide his past. The only problem, they’re made for one another.
They just don’t know it.
The Men of Spring Baseball Series can be read standalone, but are more fun when read together.
Book 1, Playing the Rookie
Book 2, Playing Without Rues
Book 3, Playing Catch
Book 4, Playing for the Save
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Love audiobooks? Sexy friends-to-lovers romance SLOPE OF LOVE is now available<3
Also available in ebook & paperback
In SLOPE OF LOVE...
Olympic gold medalist skiers Jayla Stone and Rush Remington have been best friends for years. They've seen each other at their best and worst and have kept each other's secrets without fail. Only there's one secret Rush has kept close to his chest. After months of introspection, Rush realizes he's been filling his bed but not tending to his heart. He's changed his womanizing ways, and the only woman who can fill his heart has been right by his side all this time.
Years of intimate conversations and the sharing of hopes and dreams collide when Rush reveals his secret, and one toe-curling kiss changes everything between Rush and Jayla. They're no match for the passion that kiss ignites, or the pull of true love. But being Rush's best friend means knowing all about his revolving bedroom door--and Jayla has a secret of her own that could jeopardize her career and her relationship with Rush. Even their love may not be enough to overcome Rush's past or secure Jayla's future.