Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Jewel of Peru, by Sharon Skretting #bookblast, #middleschool #amazon #giveaway

The Jewel of Peru

About the Book

Title: The Ultimate Treasure Quest I: The Jewel of Peru | Author: Sharon Skretting | Publication Date: September 20, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 317 | Recommended Ages: 8+


Summary: The Jewel of Peru is a magical adventure through time, taking young Captain Christopher and his loyal crew of orphaned stowaways on a perilous quest in search of Christopher's missing parents.

After his father's ship is found abandoned at sea, Christopher makes an unexpected discovery on board—The Ultimate Treasure Chest! Inside is a message that beckons him to set sail after the treasure and his parents. When a savage pirate and a corrupt businessman join forces to steal the treasure for themselves, the gang gets caught up in pirate chases, time travel, and an underground network of spies. Will Christopher find the Jewel and his parents, or will all be lost for ever?

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"Jewel of Peru took me on an adventure from page one. Sharon Skretting has captured Peru and deftly woven elements of the culture and geography into a fast-paced treasure hunt. It was well written, entertaining and introduced me to new ideas. I loved making little discoveries along the way about the people and places. I found some of the features of Peru so interesting, I looked them up the Internet and was delighted to find things just as she described. Fact and fantasy blend seamlessly in this delightful tale." ~ Sara Marschand, Quiethouse Copy Editing
"Engaging and meaningful, the author does an excellent job crafting this story. I don’t usually read middle school novels but made an exception for this one and will be passing it on to all the children in my life." ~ 5 Star Review, Love Reading, Amazon
"The Jewel of Peru is a wonderful piece of educational fiction that blends fact and fantasy to create a literary journey that is both informative and exciting for young readers... It's every bit as much of a page turner as it is a learning experience..." ~ 5 Star Review, Kelley, Amazon
"Sharon Skretting has captured Peru and deftly woven elements of the culture and geography into a fast-paced treasure hunt. It was well written, entertaining and introduced me to new ideas... Fact and fantasy blend seamlessly in this delightful tale." ~ 5 Star Review, Sara M., Amazon

About the Author: Sharon Skretting

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Sharon Skretting is the author of The Ultimate Treasure Quest I: The Jewel of Peru, and the founder of Quest Teaching. She has been teaching elementary school for twenty years and lives with her husband and a cat, named Scat! Now that her three children have grown, she is spreading her wings into the realm of professional writing. Being able to use her love of writing to excite her students about learning is a dream come true for Sharon. Her goal is to write fast paced, excellent literature —filled with interesting characters, intrigue, danger and intricate plots—that will hook readers aged nine to ninety nine and make them want to read more!

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Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Sharon Skretting and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.


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Friday, November 14, 2014

The Michelangelo Effect: Keys to Extraordinary Success for Ordinary People, Book Tour by Nekesa Ouma-Namulu #newrelease #selfhelp

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Paperback: 218 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 26, 2014)

ISBN-10: 1500654388
ISBN-13: 978-1500654382

Book Title: The Michelangelo Effect:
Keys to Extraordinary Success for Ordinary People

Genre: Self Help

About The Author

Nekesa Ouma-Namulu describes herself as a 'true citizen of the world,' having the privilege of calling many places home. She was born and brought up in Nairobi, the capital of that picturesque nation on Africa's eastern coast, and moved to London where marriage and career made Europe her second home for almost two decades. Her career as a Computer Networking Systems consultant, which included a year with Cisco Systems, saw her spend many happy hours in data centres all over the world, fiddling with fibre-optic cables plugged to huge data switches alight with dozens of different blinking lights. Work saw her set up camp in Mexico City, Seoul and most recently Paris, which led her to conclude, "no-one does a strike quite so thoroughly as the French." Nekesa has published a computing book, which sits happily next to others in UK libraries, as well as a children's fable. Today, Nekesa and her family split time between homes in Kenya, Spain and the UK.

About The Book

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If you've ever wondered why...
*dating and relationship advisors are so fixated on 'make-overs' (your online profile, your wardrobe, your face, your conversation skills)?

*prosperity gurus are so bent on you 'fixing' yourself?
*some of the most beautiful people never find love and many of the most intelligent ones never make good money?

*people with disadvantages identical to yours are so hugely successful?
*and finally, why 'idiots' do so well?
...you need to read this book.

The answer, is hidden in plain sight.
With unparalleled clarity the book reveals the single common denominator behind the new wave of personal success stories that is sweeping across the globe.


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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

5 Ways to Empower Women to Grow: Spiritually and Emotionally, by Paulette Harper #guestpost #spirituality #purpose #amreading #tips

Finding Purpose

"Life without purpose is time without meaning"
 Dr. Miles Monroe


“So many of us allow bad experiences to get the best of us and we don’t learn how to turn those experiences into stepping stones for us to grow spiritually, emotionally, financially or socially. I would be the first to agree that life can be hard and challenging however if we take a look back and begin to analyze how to use those bad experiences to help us in one area of our life, we will never look at bad experiences the same.”

Coming from Paulette Harper‘s book Completely Whole, which provides women of all ages with keys to living a life on purpose, spirit, soul and body.



Finding Purpose in Life

Learning How to Live a Happier Life


1. Accepting that sometimes the “Why” will never get answered. Handling our experience better, comes when we accept the fact that many times we won’t be able to change the outcome to what has happened. We can be resolved knowing it happened for some purpose or reason. 

2. There is no easy way out. Many times we want to escape the bad experiences by not dealing with them head on, but that won’t solve anything. Stop for a moment, look at the situation and make the necessary changes that are required to be more empowered.

3. Realize that God is in control. Our lives are totally in the hands of someone who knows how all things will pan out. Trust Him in every situation, knowing that He will guide you as you look to Him for help.

4. Forgive yourself and others. In life people will hurt us. That includes family, spouses, children, and parents. As you forgive others for their trespasses, people will also forgive you.

5. Pray that God will show you what it is He is trying to teach you. Allow this opportunity to let God reveal to you what lessons are to be learned. Treat each experience as a great opportunity to grow and mature.


About The Author


A multi-published, best-selling and award-winning novelist, she also writes both Christian fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. She is a blogger and entrepreneur who owns Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours. Paulette Harper is from Northern California who enjoys the beautiful weather, shopping and spoiling her two adorable granddaughters. 



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Monday, October 27, 2014

My Little People A Social Worker's Journey, by Annie Brown, #Amazon #Contest #selfhelp,#educational

Book Title: My Little People A Social Worker's Journey

Genre: Self- Help, Instructional, Healthcare Workers, 
Caregivers, Social Workers

Author is giving away (4) $25.00 Amazon Gift Cards
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About The Book

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When facing terminal illness the shock of the news that there are no more medical treatments (chemo or radiation) only comfort measures available can turn your world upside down. Hospice? What is that? Many people have never heard of the word or if they have it has been presented in a negative light.

Annie Brown writes as a hospice social worker giving informative information for patients, caregivers, healthcare professional, and social workers who might have an interest in working in the field of hospice. What services hospice provides for patients, grief issues, emotional support, and resources are discussed in an easy to understand fashion. Annie also shares some stories from her experiences that will touch your heart.

About The Author

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My name is Annie Clara Brown. I am from Alexander City, Alabama and currently reside in Sylacauga, Alabama. I am passionate about serving my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I serve as a licensed minister and secretary at my local church. I am definitely family oriented and enjoy spending quality time with my children, grandchildren and great-grand child.

My professional skills and areas of expertise include providing emotional support and grief support to patients and their families. My professional title is Medical Social Worker at Lakeside Hospice, Inc. in Pell City Alabama, where one of my qualifications is individualized psycho-social care for each family. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama with a Concentration in children, adolescents, and families. My interests include working with veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) as well as being an avid reading. I recently joined the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) became certified to teach Family to Family.

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Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winners will then have 72 hours to respond. If a winners does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Annie Brown and is hosted and managed by Paulette at Write Now Literary Book Tours. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send an email to info@pauletteharper.com



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Friday, October 24, 2014

Success in Beauty, by Charlotte Howard, Book Tour #newrelease #inspiration



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Award-Winning Hair Artist | Best-selling Author | Talk-Radio Host | Publisher

The Beauty Confidence Guru Charlotte Howard is a renowned Women Life Mentor, Award-Winning Hair Artist, Founder of Hair Artist Association, Founding Premier Member of Women Speakers Association, Success & Beauty Talk Radio Host, Publisher of Hair Artist Lifestyle Magazine, Creator of Heart Centered Women Publishing and 5x's Best Selling Author.
Charlotte's mission is to empower millions of women to discover fulfillment and happiness in their lives. She is all about women empowering women to create a renewed sense of energy and motivation for enhancing themselves, lives and business from the inside out!

Success in Beauty: The Secrets to Effortless Fulfillment and Happiness is a revolutionary book written by a variety of women about how to be happy and fulfilled with little to no effort at all! This book has no shortage of vital information about how you as women can enhance yourself, your life, and your business (if you have one).

Co-Author Charlotte Howard has compiled the words of 20 women who will talk about finding and pursuing your passion, mastering a positive mindset, improving your inner and outer self, how to take care of your body, creating a business you love and so much more!

Howard is a single mom of four beautiful children, and through her many life adventures she came to fully understand the personal and professional challenges women face on a daily basis. She also realized that women have different opinions on what fulfillment and happiness means. While one woman might think happiness can be found in gaining a lot of wealth, another might believe it’s in having a family. Whatever your meaning of happiness and fulfillment is, this nonfiction read’s main goal is to help you obtain it!



Success In Beauty

The Secrets to Effortless Fulfillment and Happiness

Success in Beauty: The Secrets to Effortless Fulfillment and Happiness {Anthology} is a must read for every woman striving to achieve fulfillment and happiness. Packed with proven empowerment strategies, by the end of the book, every reader will be prepared to achieve her own personal happiness and fulfillment! Co-Author Charlotte Howard has compiled the words of 20 women who will talk about finding and pursuing your passion, mastering a positive mindset, improving your inner and outer self, how to take care of your body, creating a business you love and so much more!



Charlotte, tell us about your book?

Success in Beauty: The Secrets to Effortless Fulfillment and Happiness delivers a unique approach on how to create a new and happier life for yourself. The book is a compilation of twenty women who have joined forces to deliver the message on how to be happy and fulfilled. The unforgettable topics covered in this book include mastering a positive mindset, finding and pursuing your passion, improving your inner and outer self, coping with health issues, coping with relationship issues, creating a career you love, creating a personal life plan, and much more! The book is packed with proven empowerment strategies and must try tips for creating fulfillment and happiness in your life.

What raises this book above the rest is its unique approach to helping women achieve happiness. Since women have many different ideas about what fulfillment means to them, the book shows them how to get there whether they want a better career, business or life.

How did you come up with idea for this book?

I truly believe in my heart that god wanted me to compile this book because of the challenges I faced in my career, business and life. Each of us has unique gifts, talents and skills that can be of value to others around the world. So off I went to collaborate with other women to create Success in Beauty in our effort to help motivate women in their road to happiness and fulfillment in their lives.

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

Actually it wasn't difficult to write this book as I have been writing and publishing for a long time. However, I would say that getting all of the content from everyone in a timely manner is very important to help everything run smoothly.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

No, matter where you are in your life, understand that as a woman you can achieve fulfillment and happiness without being discouraged.

Who are your favorite authors?

Pam Perry she has played a very important role in my life as a mentor in the book publishing and marketing arena. Ann Sieg has been a very instrumental mentor in my life on building a sustainable business using my passion and expertise. Napoleon Hill has also been a great mentor learning a lot of mindset, masterminding and success strategies.

What book(s) are you reading now?

Battlefield of the mind by Joyce Meyer and Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard

What books have most influenced your life?

How to Win Friends & Influence People (Dale Carnegie), Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill) and Book Yourself Solid (Michael Port).

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

I consider all of the writers as mentors. The writers have mentored me in their area of expertise.

Any advice to give to aspiring writers?

Don't be afraid to share your powerful story with the world. The world needs to hear from you.

Why do you write?

I believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others to make their lives better. This is why I write because I am able to serve others and get my thoughts on paper in a unique way.


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Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CharlotteHoward

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Twitter: @charlottehoward Hash-Tag: #SuccessInBeauty

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trying to Outrun the Love of God, by Karen Adams, Book Tour, #newrelease #fridayfinds #amreading #nonfiction

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Book Title: Trying to Outrun the Love of God, 
by Karen Adams

Publisher: CSN Books

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Karen Adams survived childhood molestation, 7 years of crack addiction, 4 nervous breakdown, two admissions to mental wards of hospitals against her will. She is now an Evangelist who teaches and preaches on the transforming love of God. She has a burden for emotional wounded and hurting people. She attended college at all of the Alameda County Jr. Colleges. In her free time she enjoys, traveling, movies, reading and spending time with her cat Noches and her Cockatiel birdy.


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How can God reach someone who appears unreachable? Will the love of God be enough to break every chain and loose the trap of the enemy? In her debut book, Author Karen Adams struggles to understand how a loving God would allow life to be so unbearable. Facing childhood molestation, years of crack addiction, nervous breakdowns, and admissions to mental wards, she learned that no matter how difficult life was, God continued to extend His love. Trying to Outrun the Love of God, is a deeply moving story of one woman’s journey filled with suffering and pain, but one that ultimately finds wholeness and deliverance in the arms of a loving Savior. A must read for all those who think they are alone.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Author Spotlight, The Love Story, by, Stenetta Anthony #children #book #newrelease


About the Author

Stenetta Anthony is a children's author who enjoys; reading, writing and spending time with her family. Her belief is all children are capable of learning; regardless of mental, physical, or emotional limitations. When Stenetta is not writing she is watching cartoons.




Tell us about your book?

The Love Story retells the story of Jesus Christ. It shares the love relationship between God and man. Wherein, he offered his Son Jesus Christ as a sacrifice for all mankind. This story prepares the reader to understand how a sacrificial love is not only temporary, but transcends into timelessness.





Where can visitors find you online? 

I can be found on facebook, www.The Love Story.com, www.amazon.com and my publisher website; www.tatepublishing.com

What inspired you to write this book?

Inspiration for this book came from several sources. One of which was my church nursery directors, who asked if I could develop a curriculum which focused on one biblical character, wherein, a syllabus was built around them. Another can from a young child who asked me the question, “who is God,” after attempting to answer this child with my adult language, they seemed not to understand my answer. With this The Love Story truly came to life, were I considered it is important for a child to understand who is God according to their primary language and/or age.

In five words describe your book?

Child-friendly, vibrant, love, relationship and educational

Among all the books that you have read, which of these have significantly contributed to your writing style?
Since I am frequently surrounded by children, my writing style derives from children’s book; such as, The Three Bears or any Dr. Seuss book. Therefore; I engross myself in books which children enjoy reading.

Why do you feel you had to tell this story?

Telling this story was essential, because there are many children and adults recognize or possible heard about Jesus life; however, never considering this is God’s love story.

Sleep in or get up early?

Most of my life I have been an early riser. I love getting up while everything is quiet; sometimes seating on the porch watching the morning sun come up. I have found this to be the most peaceful part day. Everything is surreal with my thoughts being clear; I can focus on the day without distractions.


3 celebrity crushes?

Billy Dee Williams; I’ve loved him since childhood; he seems so suave and smooth. Second would be Sean Conner he is so handsome and appears to be a true gentleman. Lastly, Elvis Presley, although I do not consider him as handsome, he is a movie watching crush, I could watch his movies all day, every day.

Purchase information:

www.tatepublishing.com, 
www.amazon.com, 
www.barnes and nobles.com, and at your local book store use ISBN # 9781629025087 to order.

The Love Story is available for purchase in paperback which comes with an audio book download code, and eBook format which can be retrieved from publisher website; 

www.tatepublishing.com