Win Little Nani Wednesday

Share

The Funny Adventures of Little Nani

TheFunnyAdventuresShadedBy Cinta Garcia de la Rosa

BestSelling Reads’ first giveaway of 2015 comes from one of our newest members, award-winning children’s author Cinta Garcia de la Rosa.

Cinta will give away five copies of her award-winning, interactive children’s book, The Funny Adventures of Little Nani. To enter the draw, visit her blog, Cinta’s Corner, and leave a comment on any post. Leave a comment on THIS blog, informing us that you’ve done so. For an extra chance to win, you can enter your email address to receive Cinta’s Corner by email.

What is The Funny Adventures of Little Nani all about?

Little Nani is a little girl who likes helping people. However, when she helps people the results can be a bit unexpected. Why is that? Little Nani is a witch! Or at least she wants to be a witch. With her magic wand, she will try to cast different spells to help her friends, but she won’t be successful all the time.

Follow Little Nani in her funny adventures and meet her extraordinary friends. Funny ostriches, horses that love reading, super-fast turtles, grumpy zombies… Little Nani has lots of friends! You can also draw your own characters!

Little Nani is willing to become a good witch. Will she manage to do it? Who knows? Read the stories and discover what happens next!

About Cinta Garcia de la Rosa

CintaBlogCinta Garcia de la Rosa has loved the written word since she was five years old and reads at least one hundred books every year. She has a B.A. in English with minors in Literature, Art, and Creative Writing from Oxford. She is an award-winning author who spends her time in the United States and Spain with her amazing husband. Along with writing, her career encompasses beta-reading, editing, proofreading, and translating Spanish/English. Cinta has published children’s books and contemporary
short stories under her real name, and she also publishes horror stories under the pen name Rosa Storm.

In 2014, the Funny Adventures of Little Nani was a gold medal winner in the Children’s category of the International Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

Cinta can be found:

Cinta’s Corner blog   |   Authors You Want to Read blog   |    I Can’t Stop Reading blog

Website   |   Pinterest   |   Tumblr   |   LinkedIn | Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Tsu   |

Share

Win-Your-Choice Wednesday

Share

TPOP_med-Sands PTK_lg

 

 

 

This week, you can win your choice of books: The Promise of Provence by Patricia Sands, or the follow-up, Promises to Keep.

What they’re about

Fifty, suddenly divorced and alone, can be an opportunity to begin something better than you ever dreamed … see for yourself … 

Life often changes when we least expect it and that’s what this story is all about.

After a year of heartbreak, Katherine Price impulsively agrees to a home exchange in the south of France. Colorful locals, a yellow lab named Picasso, and the inspiring beauty of the countryside breathe new life into her days … and then there’s the handsome French fromager who brings her exotic cheese instead of flowers.

An enduring story of hope and change proves it’s never too late!

 

To win your choice in e-books, just enter into the Comments section below, the name of the town in the photo  on the header of the author’s blog.

Readers of The Promise of Provence say the story took them on the best vacation they ever had without leaving home. Readers wanted more, so Promises To Keep has become Book Two in the six-book Love In Provence series.

See them and over 200 other reviews on Amazon.com.

About the author

_DSF0005 (1)Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada most of the time, Florida some of the time, and the south of France whenever possible. With a happily blended family of seven adult children and, at last count, six grandchildren, life is full and time is short.

Beginning with her first Kodak Brownie camera at the age of six, Patricia has told stories all of her life through photography. She is the author of the award-winning novel, The Bridge Club, as well as The Promise of Provence. The latter is an Amazon best-seller that was also featured on the Movers & Shakers Digital list.

Reader demand for a sequel to The Promise of Provence led to Promises to Keep, which likewise carries readers away to the south of France.

Patricia’s stories celebrate the rewarding friendships of women and examine the challenges life often throws in our paths. Becoming a published author at this stage of her life was not on her agenda but she knows now she will never stop writing.

Share

Focus Friday: Monster, by Carmen Caine

Share

CarmenCaineBonesCover

 

My birth was a bloody event. Vampires are made, not born … except in my case. I wasn’t supposed to live. When a pregnant woman is converted into one of the Chosen—as they call themselves—the fetus dies.

Becoming a Vampire isn’t pretty business. The human body remains empty for a few days when—if the conversion is successful—the new Vampire is born. It’s a painful and dangerous process. Most Vampires fail at the retaking of the body. Only a few succeed. But when they do, they become one of the Chosen. And for most, the enhanced abilities make it worth the risk.

My mother—Abbey as she was called in the human world—was already pregnant with me when she began a torrid affair with an Italian businessman by the name of Emilio. It turns out he wasn’t really a businessman, though his name really was Emilio. Emilio was a Chosen One—a Vampire—and an ancient and dark-minded one at that. When my mother attempted to end the fling, he became angry. He was a Marchesi, a founding member of one of the most powerful Vampire clans to roam the Earth—apparently, there were a handful of those, and as such, he wasn’t used to rejection.

Emilio wasn’t the kind to forget, lick his wounds, and move on. He had my mother converted, exactly how and by whom I’ve yet to discover—hence my thirst for revenge. Because not only did Emilio succeed in having my mother converted … I was converted as well.

My mother—now named Blair—almost didn’t make it. It took her four days to re-inhabit her human body, and when she did, I was miraculously born.

I became the first known Vampire infant … but with a twist.

About Monster

Revenge.

It’s all I’d lived for.

Revenge against those who’d turned my mother into a vampire, causing her to give birth to me—the first of my kind. All I wanted was justice. I wanted to change the rules. I wanted to change their destiny. I wanted to make them suffer the same pain, hunger, and isolation they had forced upon me.

I didn’t know, then, that I was the one who would change.

And certainly, no one knew the threat I would become.

Who Am I?

My name is Cassidy. Cassidy Edwards.

I’m angry, and I want revenge. It’s all I live for now.

The cards were stacked against me from the start, but I’m going to change the deck.

I’m going to get even.

Find it on Amazon—99 cents for a limited time!

About the author

Like many of us on this planet, Bestselling and Award-Winning author Carmen Caine is from another world. She spends every moment she can scribbling stories on sticky notes that her kids find posted all over the car, house, and barn.amazon

When she is not working as a software engineer, she is busy ferrying her kids to various appointments, writing lyrics for her husband’s songs, taking care of the dog Tigger and his heart condition, attempting to tame her three insane cats, scratching her three Nigerian Dwarf Goats behind the horns or coddling her flock of thirty bizarre chickens from around the world.

Visit her

Share

Win-a-Book Wednesday: Inferno, by Frederick Lee Brooke

Share

Inferno_EbookCover

 

The master of action, Frederick Lee Brooke is giving away five copies of Inferno, Book 2 of the Drone Wars series. Just visit the Goodreads page before December 1 for your chance.

What is Inferno about?

When 19-year-old Matt Carney saved his girlfriend, Raine, from the crossfire between the government’s increasingly ruthless Homeland Security and March22, a terrorist group taking steps to strike a new, legitimate path, he thought his work was done. Was he ever wrong. Kidnapped by the brutal Dark Fiber militia, Matt is shocked to discover he’s been betrayed by those he trusted most. Stranded in an isolated location in the middle of Michigan, far away from the girl he fought so hard to regain, Matt is made March22’s point man in a plot to get control over a cache of thousands of stolen ground-to-air missiles. As time runs out, he’s their last—and best—hope of sparing the country of a heinous attack on commercial aviation that could quickly turn the United States into a permanent war zone. In this action-packed, explosive follow-up to Saving Raine, the first book in Frederick Lee Brooke’s The Drone Wars, Matt Carney finds himself at the center of a firestorm of stolen missiles, stolen drones, and stolen dirty nukes, tormented by stinging betrayals, clinging to a last hope for love. Sure, he was able to save Raine—but as the inferno rages around him, can he find a way to save the country from further violent chaos…and a way to save himself?

Fin Inferno is available on Amazon.

About the author

fredbrookeFrederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and followed with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Saving Raine, the first book in Fred’s entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December, 2013.

A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.

Visit his

 

Share

Focus Friday: Shark Out Of Water by DelSheree Gladden

Share

SharkOutofWater_Amazon“Deliah,” Eli said politely, “thank you for coming, though I believe we already had a discussion about the insects.”

Insects? Guy thought, his stomach turning involuntarily. He could not be serious, could he? Surely she did not… Oh, but she did. Guy watched with a strange mixture of horror and fascination as Deliah carefully began pulling variously sized boxes out of her bag and setting them on the table. The tarantula was not so bad, but the hundreds of meal worms wriggling against each other and the giant black and red centipede thing had both Guy and Eli squirming and scooting away from the table.

“I know what you said, Mr. Walsh, but how could I leave them at home? Mortimer escaped and tried to eat everything the last time I left them alone,” Deliah said, as if that excuse made it acceptable to bring a possible infestation to a restaurant.

“Mortimer?” Guy asked, barely managing to get out the words without gagging.

“Mortimer,” Deliah said, “is my python.”

She looked at him expectantly. Guy was not sure if she was waiting on him for a response of some kind, or confirmation that she was not in the wrong, but there was no chance of either from Guy. This woman had some serious issues. How did Eli expect to fix her?

“Deliah, why don’t you take a look at the menu?” Eli said more calmly. “The waitress will be returning to take our orders shortly.”

“Oh! Of course,” she said, “I just had one more…”

Guy and Eli were not the only ones to jump back in surprise when Deliah pulled out a caged bee the size of her palm.

“Bordel de merde!” Guy exclaimed at the sight of it. Even in a cage, the thing had Guy scrambling out of his chair. “What is that?”

“A Japanese giant hornet,” Deliah explained happily.

She seemed completely oblivious to Guy’s discomfort and Eli’s head in his hands. She held the cage closer to Guy, and it took everything he had not to bat it out of her hand. Only the fear of the lid springing off when it hit the ground and the bee coming after him kept him from lashing out. That and the fact that he was quite allergic to bees and preferred not to end the night in the Emergency Room.

Holding his tongue was not so easy, though. “Put that…”

“Deliah,” Eli interrupted before another round of French curses spilled out of Guy’s mouth. “We have already discussed how your insect collection might make other people uncomfortable. Guy has a severe allergy to bees, and whether or not that translates to Japanese giant hornets, he is not comfortable having it thrust in his face.”

For a moment, Deliah just stood there, holding the trapped monstrosity out in front of Guy. Her brows scrunched together, possibly trying to figure out why her bug collection would upset anyone. She clearly did not think it as repulsive as everyone else did. Eventually, she shrugged and sat the plastic cage down on the side of the table furthest from Guy. She managed to find her seat shortly after. Both she and Eli moved on from the incident as if nothing had happened. Guy supposed that in Deliah’s mind, nothing had. Eli was simply a better actor than he. 

Sauve-moi,” Guy muttered under his breath. He knew no one was going to save him, though. Not this time.

About the book

Guy Saint Laurent is too busy cursing his sister to prepare himself for the slew of bizarre women he’s about to get involved with…

This is the last venture he intended to take on, but somehow he’s just become Chicago’s newest, most reluctant Date Shark.

On top of dealing with bug toting, mothering, obsessive women, Guy faces personal tragedy that changes his outlook on life.

He’s not sure what it is about Charlotte Brooks that draws him in, but getting her off his mind after a brief encounter, proves impossible.

As Charlotte tries to help Guy deal with his loss, he begins to get the impression she’s hiding something from him.

He knows he could simply walk away, continue as he always has, but he suspects whatever she’s hiding, she won’t be able to face alone.

Charlotte is the one woman who can capture his attention, but she may also be the one woman who is capable of breaking him…

Get it on

About the author

DelShereeGladden4DelSheree Gladden was one of those shy, quiet kids who spent more time reading than talking. Literally. She didn’t speak a single word for the first three months of preschool, but she had already taught herself to read. Her fascination with reading led to many hours spent in the library and bookstores, and eventually to writing. She wrote her first novel when she was sixteen years old, but spent ten years rewriting and perfecting it before having it published.Native to New Mexico, DelSheree and her husband spent several years in Colorado for college and work before moving back home to be near family again. Their two children love having their seventeen cousins close by. When not writing, you can find DelSheree reading, painting, sewing and trying not to get bitten by small children in her work as a dental hygienist.
Check out her latest books, get updates and sneak peeks of new projects at
Share

Win-a-Book Wednesday: Army of Worn Soles, by Scott Bury

Share

Army of Worn Soles cover

 

Scott Bury will give away a free e-copy of this memoir in novel form to anyone who correctly answers this question:

What does Maurice ask his best friend to do in Chapter 1?

Leave your answers in the Comments section, below.

About the book

1941: Their retreat across Ukraine wore their boots out—and they kept going.

Three months after drafting him, the Soviet Red Army throws Maurice Bury, along with millions of other under-trained men, against the juggernaut of Nazi Germany’s Operation Barbarossa, the assault on the USSR.

Army of Worn Soles tells the true story of a Canadian who had to find in himself a way to keep himself alive—and the men who followed him.

For more information about the book, the launch blog tour and a contest to win an autographed paperback copy, visit Scott Bury‘s blog.

About the author

Scott2011Scott Bury is a journalist, editor and novelist based in Ottawa, Canada. He has written for magazines in Canada, the US, the UK and Australia.

In addition to Army of Worn Soles, he is author of The Bones of the Earth, a fantasy set in the real time and place of eastern Europe of the sixth century; One Shade of Red, a humorous erotic romance; a children’s short story, Sam, the Strawb Part (proceeds of which are donated to an autism charity), and other stories.

Scott Bury lives in Ottawa with his lovely, supportive and long-suffering wife, two mighty sons and two pesky cats.

He can be found online at www.writtenword.ca, on his blog, Written Words, onAmazon, on Twitter @ScottTheWriter, and on Facebook.

Visit his BestSelling Reads Author page.

Share