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A Clever Book! "The Clever Hen"

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Comment by Mk - on February 10, 2015 at 12:40pm

The Jaguar’s Children by John Vaillant: Book Review & Giveaway

Like The Life of Pi? Then you need to enter our giveaway for The Jaguar’s Children by bestselling/award-winning author John Vaillant at It’s an eye-opening novel you won’t soon forget.

Comment by Mk - on December 17, 2014 at 12:03pm

13 Hollywood Apes by Gil Reavill: Why Kill Retired Animal Actors?

Remember the Lost Hills/Malibu wildfire a few years back? Love animals and/or Hollywood tales? Looking for an inexpensive thriller to read this winter? Check out our review of 13 Hollywood Apes by Gil Reavill at

Comment by Lisa Wray on August 28, 2014 at 3:57pm

Hello lovely bloggers of California!

On Thursday, September 4 at the Barnes & Noble in Glendale, CA, two amazing young adult authors are hosting an event (see below for title details):

* Alexandra Adornetto of the Halo trilogy

* Adi Alsaid of LET'S GET LOST

Send me a message if you think you are able to attend and we will share some great swag items with you!

Thanks and we hope to see you then!

Thursday, September 4

Event type: Book signing

Participating authors: Adi Alsaid & Alexandra Adornetto

Store: Barnes & Noble

Address: 210 Americana Way, Glendale CA 91210

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Event URL:

Comment by Mk - on August 27, 2014 at 11:18am

The Moment of Everything by Shelly King: A Novel for Bookaholics

What happens with a lost laid-off dot-com employee wanders into a Silicon Valley used bookstore? Find out more about The Moment of Everything by Shelly King at

Comment by Mk - on July 1, 2014 at 10:15am

The Beekeeper’s Ball by Susan Wiggs: Sonoma Wine Country Secrets

Looking for a fun romantic read this summer? Check out our review of The Beekeeper’s Ball by bestselling author Susan Wiggs at It takes place in Sonoma County!

Comment by Lori on January 19, 2014 at 4:44pm

Stop by Psychotic State Book Reviews to read my review of Caitlin Rother's "I'll Take Care of You", an account of a cold case in Orange County, California that was solved after 15 years, as well as an interview with Ms. Rother. 

Comment by david stuart ryan on November 1, 2013 at 2:09pm

Announcing the publication of what will come to be seen as the definitive portrayal of the amazing year that was 1967, ‘the summer of love’

Free ebook in exchange for a review.

Visit use coupon code ZP85X

 '1967' plots the course of a momentous year.

The year when pop turned into progressive rock and masterpieces from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones provided the soundtrack to what were revolutionary times. The novel by David Stuart Ryan, author of the bestselling 'John Lennon's Secret’, describes the events as they happen month by month, through the non-stop kaleidoscope of the life of Paul Dane, an advertising copywriter, and his circle of friends. If you thought the world of ‘Mad Men’ was strange, the adventures in this volume will only confirm all your wildest suspicions. You live out the exhilarating, unpredictable but always totally engaging events, music and experimentation that stamped themselves on a year, and produced the legendary 'summer of love'.

There has probably never been a time when the women were so willing, the mood music so congenial, the artificial aids to expanded consciousness so freely available. You start to realize as you progress through the heady months of 1967 that everything is evolving at a fantastic speed, a whole year's evolution appears to take place in a month, or less, as the young suddenly and inexplicably begin to seek out their dreams and fantasies, aided and abetted by some of the best music every produced, the tracks that have become an intimate part of our lives and which continue to haunt and fascinate in equal measure.

'1967' takes you behind the scenes to give you an understanding of just what it was like to experience this tsunami of change, of hope and ultimately of changes with profound revolutionary implications that are even today working themselves out as the old ways are rejected, as a counter-revolution runs out of steam and the visions that beguiled a whole generation move into the mainstream.

And yes there is a lot of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. This is 1967. It is more 50 shades of psychedelic colour than the grey of a postwar world. What a trip you are about to embark upon.

Comment by Lori on October 29, 2013 at 3:58pm

Please drop by Psychotic State Book Reviews to read about and discuss Victorian mourning etiquette and mentality with guest blogger, author Stephanie Carroll!

Comment by Stacey Donaldson on August 6, 2013 at 12:59pm
Comment by Frugal Plus Jill on May 23, 2013 at 12:18pm


Newest Read - Status Quo by Mark Rosendorf #Sci-Fi #Giveaway!

It’s a conspiracy that leaves these lost souls stranded in a strange galaxy with a damaged ship surrounded by threats both human and alien. Even if this group worked together and managed to survive, could they – would they – return to the uncaring world that sent them to space to die? With the alternative looking exceedingly grim, the journey of Status Quo seems doomed. Or is it?

Enter to #Win a Copy Here! Ends 6/6/13


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