Tuesday, January 27, 2009

BloggyGiveaways Blog Carnival!

*THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!!*

I have 5 copies of BIBLE ILLUMINATED: The Book: New Testament available to win!!

Never before has a publisher illuminated the Bible with such an array of striking, even provocative contemporary photographs. Wrapped in an arresting cover, Bible Illuminated: The Book: New Testament presents The Bible in a full-color, glossy magazine format, set in running text with no verses, inviting readers to step into the Bible and experience it in a whole new way.

The Book, using the Good News Translation as approved by the American Bible Society, will introduce believers and non-believers to a culturally relevant, accessible Bible and will encourage dialogue between people from all walks of life.

When was the last time you picked it up and read it?

Giveaway Guidelines:

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* open to international mailing addresses

* Contest will close Sunday, February 1 at 10pm, CST

* Winners will be chosen using Random.org and will be notified Monday, February 2

Thank you to BloggyGiveaway.com for hosting!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Support a Good Cause!

Dawn, over at http://www.sheistoofondofbooks.com/, has signed on for a big challenge! She will be walking in the Susie G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day.

It's a 60 mile walk (yikes!) that she will tackle July 24-26, in Boston. So, let's fund some research, find a cure, and support one another!

Best of luck to Dawn and the Revolutionary Ramblers!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Know Thy Country Challenge

I was taking in copious amounts of PBS this weekend. (Hey, it's pretty rockin around here, what can I say?) Truman, mandates, Watergate, and Reagan. Halfway through the second program, I was shamed into the realization that I know nothing about US history.

I have never been very good with remembering history. I have a handle on the big things: Nixon = Watergate, George Washington = first president, 1776 = signing of the Declaration of Independence, and a few other key points of interest along the time line of my country. And it seems like a decent amount of knowledge, doesn't it? Enough to get me through a Trivial Pursuit game, at least.

But then I thought back to a vacation I spent, visiting a friend, in Scotland. He took me through
Edinburgh Castle. I didn't have to stop to read one description. No geeky headset narrative plastered to my ear. He walked me through a thousand years of history, chattering all the way, noting relations between this ruler and this clan, discussing his country's early history as an independent state, as well as it's development during the Medieval period.

I've always remembered the shock I felt at the ease with which he spoke of these things. And I have trouble remembering who more than half of the presidents were. Never mind what order they came in or what they accomplished while in office!


So, I decided to give myself a reading challenge this year. I want to know the history of my country. It's still such a young country, I think I can catch up! For now, I am most interested in learning more about each of our presidents, so good old G. Washington seems as good a place as any to start!


I'm open to suggestions for books to read. I will shy away from anything that is dry and heavy on the politics. I am really looking for a good story, or biographer who is able to weave those elements in without my really knowing it. Sort of the way my mom used to feed me vegetables. Hidden amongst the pasta and cheese.


My goal is to have a good handle on at least the first 10 presidents by the end of the year. I may choose to read supplemental material on each, so, there's no telling where this is going to take me, but I'm so excited to get started!


I'm calling it the Know Thy Country Challenge. Now, it's not a real challenge in the sense that it has any real rules, or dates, or guidelines. It's more of a promise to myself to be a more informed citizen of my particular spot on Earth.

Come on history buffs, whaddya got for me?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

What would a stranger think?

There is a hot new news story kickin around Milwaukee. A man, who had on several occasions admitted to killing two young boys, passed away in early December, taking his secrets with him. In an investigation of his claims, police thoroughly searched and cataloged the items in his home.

Now, as it currently stands, there is no proof that he murdered anyone and police are hard pressed to even locate potential victims in the area this supposedly happened. But the courtroom of public opinion is rife with conjecture on the issue.

An inventory of the man's basement lists, along with many damning items that I in no way excuse or condone, suspicious books. When pressed further for details on this, the media simply says, 'a book on cannibalism.' I clutch at my chest and place the back of my hand on my forehead in shock.

Is it just me? I don't feel this particular finding that big of a deal. Granted, in the context of the other items, it paints a bit of a scary picture for this particular man's lifestyle, but it got me thinking...

I had a friend over the other night. As we watched another breaking news segment on this story, I asked him to look at my bookshelf and psychologically profile of me.

Turns out, it ain't pretty folks. I am quite the nutter.

I read a lot of true crime. Which I thought was because I am interested in the chronicling of actual events. As a writer, I find it particularly helpful to read how authors portray the deepest thoughts of others. Turns out: I have homicidal tendencies.


There's also a lot of fiction. Again, as a creative writer, I assumed I simply enjoyed the creative works of others. Translation: I live in a false, fantasy world where reality has no place.

I don't own very many self-help books: I don't need help, I have a God complex.

I also use books to decorate my home. They're on shelves, stacked up, supporting other nick knacks. It seems: I am antisocial and surround myself with the thoughts and words of others, rather than partaking in live social action and commentary.

Wow. I have not been living up to my lunatic potential! lol. It was a funny little experiment where my friend got make fun of me, but it still has me wondering.

Under the scrutinization of a stranger, what could your books say about you?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Update Wednesday

Today is update day! My day will be spent systematically going through all of my files for each project, scouring around online, and emailing reviewers. And what I seek is that most coveted of treasures: reviews! ;-)

If anyone has any links for me, feel free to email them to me! I hope that at some point, I will have a little page for each project on my blog so that posted reviews will be accessible by all. I know. Lofty, lofty goals.

*Have a great day*

New Fiction For Review


GAUNTLET: A Novel of International Intrigue
by Richard Aaron
Hardcover: 504 pages
Publisher: Glass House Press (March 2, 2009)

660 tons of Semtex is detonated in a massive explosion in Libya. The operation seems to have gone smoothly, but within minutes of the explosion, CIA agent Richard Lawrence discovers that one shipment of the explosive has been hijacked. Days later, a glory-seeking 'Emir' broadcasts to the world that he is planning a massive terrorist strike against a U.S. landmark. And he gives a time line of one month. Now a desperate chase is on, as the men bent on attacking the U.S. use every weapon at their disposal to evade American authorities. Time and again they prove willing to destroy anything - and anyone - standing in their way. But Hamilton Turbee, an autistic computer mastermind at the newly created TTIC agency, discovers a way to track them. His flawed genius gives the nation its only chance at stopping the attack . if the American leadership will listen. As the enemies near their destination, it is up to the TTIC team to stop the massive explosion that could destroy the lives of millions.

Email me to request a copy: onlinepublicist [AT] gmail [DOT] com. Reviewers will receive finished, hardcover copies of the book. They will be shipped via FedEx, unless they are mailed to a PO Box. This title is available for shipping to US/Canada mailing addresses only.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Whew! Finally...

Well, it took me a while, an amount of time that I'm sure is way longer than most, to get this blog up and running. BUT, I am now all set and ready to go! I really appreciate everyone's help and guidance as I beat my head against my keyboard in frustration!

Please update your records to reflect this as my new working blog. The previous website will be dismantled soon.

I will no longer be using the email address: lroe@onlinepublicist.net, and will now only work from onlinepublicist@gmail.com.

I will use this site as a way of communicating, in a more efficient way, with bloggers and online writers. I will post links to reviews for my projects, thoughts I may have, and follow-ups I am conducting. It will be going through several changes over the next couple of weeks as I muddle through all these new gadgets. :-)

I am so looking forward to utilizing this new outlet with all of you! Please feel free to comment with thoughts, questions, or suggestions of any kind!

My Bio

Lisa Roe has been crafting her work as Online Publicist since 2007. In that time, she has befriended over 400 online reviewers and secured hundreds of placements for her projects.

Prior to this, she was the Assistant to two Publicity Directors at Avalon Publishing Group until the company was purchased and absorbed by Perseus Book Group. At that point, she was picked up by Jane Wesman Public Relations, where she introduced the company to the world of online book reviews.

She attended Marquette University where she obtained degrees in both theatre and creative writing. While there, she spent a semester in Oxford studying literature.
Upon her graduation, she was invited to participate in the NYU Summer Publishing Institute.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

About My Work: For Bloggers

Hello and welcome to my site! I am an online book publicist. I connect people who write online with the books that I am working on. I represent the publisher, distributor, or author of a book and work to find various outlets online for them. I work a little different than most. I am actively involved online and take a very personal approach to my work, reading people's content and familiarizing myself with the interests of the bloggers I work with. Did I mention that I love what I do? :-) I have many wonderful relationships with bloggers and I hope to add you to that list!

Please take a look around the Current Projects list. If you are interested in receiving a copy for review on your site/blog, let me know and I will send one your way. (Please remember to include your URL in your message to me.) I will work with you and your schedule to come up with a general review date. I will never attempt to control or manipulate your content, I just ask that all reviews be fair and balanced. I am also interested in instituting alternatives to traditional reviews when appropriate. Book giveaways, contests, interviews, and guest posts are always a possibility.

Please bear in mind that my clients and I are U.S. based. I have some leeway with sending books overseas and will happily do that if I am authorized to do so by my client. Feel free to contact me with your location and the title you are interested in. I will do my best to get titles of interest to you and will keep you posted on the outcome.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions/requests. I hope to work with you soon!

Best,
Lisa Roe
onlinepublicist [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Alpine Americas

***I no longer have review copies of this title. Please see below for posted reviews/coverage.***

ALPINE AMERICAS: An Odyssey Along the Crest of Two Continents
Photography by Olaf Sööt

Essays by Don Mellor

Published by Horizon Editions, LLC
Hardcover/256 pages/$50.00
ISBN: 978-0977849024



Review links:

Book Critiques
Caribou's Mom
Tara's View on Books
eBooks & Book Reviews and News (preliminary coverage)
Cafe of Dreams
One Day at a Time
eBooks & Book Reviews and News
Conversations with Calliope
That Book Addiction
Bookfoolery and Babble
Age 30+...A Lifetime of Books
worducopia

Visions of America

***I am out of review copies of this title. Please see below for currently posted reviews/coverage.***

Visions of America: Photographing Democracy
by Joseph Sohm

Publisher: Visions of America, LLC (Jan. 25, 2009)

Hardcover, 312 pages

ISBN: 978-0970795717



Review Links:
This That and the Other Thing #1 (series of posts based on photos from the book)
Cafe of Dreams (preview)
Lesa's Book Critiques
This That and the Other Thing (Mailbox Monday)
Suite 101
Books and Movies
A Reader's Journal
Old Musty Books
At Home With Books
This That and the Other Thing #2
Ramblings of a Texas Housewife
Debbie's World of Books
Joyfully Retired
Savvy Verse & Wit
Cafe of Dreams
Just Me
The Thinking Mother
ChristineMM's Creative Pursuits
Book Chase
This That and the Other Thing #3
Tripping Toward Lucidity
Bookfoolery and Babble
Perhaps Reviewed

3 part author interview with Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit:
Examiner.com (Part 1)
Examiner.com (Part 2)
Examiner.com (Part 3)

Cole Family Christmas
























***I no longer have review copies of this title. Please see below for posted reviews/coverage.***

COLE FAMLY CHRISTMAS by Jennifer Liu Bryan and Hazel Cole Kendle
Published by Next Chapter PR

Hardcover/74 pages/$17.95
ISBN: 978-0981626505


Review links:

Suite 101
Book Critiques
eBook & Book Reviews and News (preliminary coverage)
Ace and Hoser Blook
J. Kaye's Book Blog
Jennifer's Random Musings
The Unadorned Book Review
The Book Zombie
The "S" in Transition
Peeking Between the Pages
Two of a kind, working on a full house
Brimful Curiosities
Ramblings of a Texas Housewife
Little Missus Sunshine
eBook & Book Reviews and News
Redlady's Reading Room
Age 30+...A Lifetime of Books
The Tome Traveller's Weblog
Cafe of Dreams
A Peek At My Bookshelf
Jesica's Journey
Allison's Attic
Wendi's Book Corner

The Woodstock Story Book

***I no longer have review copies of this title. Please see below for posted reviews/coverage.***

THE WOODSTOCK STORY BOOK
by Linanne G. Sackett photography by Barry Z. Levine
Published by Channel Photographics
Hardcover/176 pages/$35.00

ISBN: 978-1439222614

Review links:
The Boomer Chronicles
examiner.com
verbatim
Bookfoolery and Babble
Bermudaonion's Weblog
Vixen's Daily Reads
Bibliophile By the Sea
Ramblings of a Texas Housewife
Savvy Verse & Wit
Cafe of Dreams

The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents)

***I no longer have review copies of this title. Please see below for posted reviews/coverage.***

The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents) 2nd Edition
by Gina Misiroglu
Published by Visible Ink Press (October 2009)
Paperback, 352 pages Reading level: Ages 9-12

Review Links:
Page Turners
Libby's Library News
A Book Blogger's Diary
Just Me
Books And Movies
verbatim
Superfast Reader
A Reader's Journal
Lesa's Book Critique
Laughing Stars
My Overstuffed Bookshelf
Find Your Next Book Here
Chery's Book Nook
Super Mommy to the Rescue
Bookish Mom Reviews
The True Book Addict
He Followed Me Home...
We Be Reading
Vixen's Daily Reads
A Peek At My Bookshelf
Everyday Life as Lyric Poetry
One Day at a Time
Bookfoolery and Babble
Find the Time to Read
Bookworm with a View
My thoughts...your thoughts?
Carol's Notebook
Cafe of Dreams
the bookworm
Books for Kids
SMS Book Reviews
Tara's View on Books
One Librarian's Book Reviews
Marta's Meanderings
Shooting Stars Mag
Reading Frenzy
Stephanie's Written Word
Books in Every Room

About My Work: For Clients

Hello and welcome to my site! If you are a publisher, distributor, or author who is interested in exploring alternatives to traditional publicity, congratulations on taking the first step. This world is new and scary for some, but I hope I can explain that hiring me to help supplement your publicity efforts will benefit you, and your overall standing in the publishing world.

What I do is find online buzz for books. The addition of blogs and social networking, have made publicity more accessible and personal. There are 50 million + blogs in the world, and bloggers form tightly knit, loyal communities. They trust one another's thoughts and opinions, support each other's actions, and update their groups through extensive networks.

This is where publicity is going. Newspaper subscriptions are down. People listen to preprogrammed music. One blogger told me how he recently spoke at a convention that discussed public relations and blogging. He referred to me as 'the best PR person he's ever worked with 'because I actually read his content and know what he is about'. I enjoy taking the time to make certain that what I am offering will be of real interest to the reviewer instead of blasting with spam and hoping for the best.

With this approach, much research and hundreds of emails, I have befriended many of the bloggers in this world. There are hundreds of bloggers who comment on books and whose reviews are well respected online. Bloggers are eager to get their hands on books to talk about. Since these sites are individually managed, it is much easier to form a relationship with them and maintain follow-ups than it is through traditional publicity avenues.

If hired to represent you, I will contact people online and send a weekly update with a mailing list of where books should be sent. Having the books shipped directly from you helps keep my fees down. I then manage all follow-ups, and alert the client when reviews are posted. Project costs vary based on the size and length of a project. Email some materials to me and I will let you know what I think!

Looking forward to working with you soon,
Lisa Roe
onlinepublicist [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Don't Call Me a Crook

***I no longer have review copies of this title. Please see below for posted reviews/coverage.***


Don't Call Me a Crook: A Scotman's Tale of World Travel, Whisky, and Crime
by Bob Moore
Publisher: Dissident Books (May 1, 2009)
Paperback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 978-0977378807











Review Links:
Simply Me
Leafing Through Life
The Bluestocking Guide
Age 30+...A Lifetime of Books
Carol's Notebook
Book-Blog.Com
Random Wonder
book-a-rama
things mean a lot
Vixen's Daily Reads
books i done read
Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine
Personal Strategist's Library
Book Nook Club
Suite 101
Ace and Hoser Blook
Duffbert's Random Musings
Just Me
One Day at a Time
Perhaps Reviewed
Urban Bachelorette
It's All About Books
Gramma's Reads
This Dangerous Life
Dan's Journal
Ramblings of a Texas Housewife
Back to Books
Book Nut
Raging Bibliomania
Bookfoolery
Boston Bibliophile
AndiLit
Book, Line, and Sinker
Old Musty Books
minds alive on the shelves

GAUNTLET

***I no longer have review copies of this title. Please see below for posted reviews/coverage.***

GAUNTLET: A Novel of International Intrigue
by Richard Aaron
Publisher: Glass House Press (March 2, 2009)
Hardcover, 504 pages
ISBN: 978-0981676883


Review links:
This Book for Free
Burning Leaves
Just Me
Ramblings of a Texas Housewife
My thoughts...your thoughts?
My thoughts...your thoughts? (pre-review)
Dan's Journal
Girls Just Reading
A Garden Carried in the Pocket
Mind Games
Strategist's Personal Library
Ace and Hoser Blook
cheryl's book nook
Drey's Library
Reading Extravaganza
Duffbert's Random Musings
Debbie's World of Books

A Hundred Feet Over Hell

**I am out of review copies of this title. Please see below for currently posted reviews/coverage.***

A Hundred Feet Over Hell: Flying with the Men of the 220th Recon Airplane Company Over I Corps and the DMZ, Vietnam 1968-1969
by Jim Hooper
Published by Zenith Press
272 Pages, Hardcover, $25.00
ISBN: 978-0760336335

Of the many army Bird Dog units in Southeast Asia, none operated in as hostile as environment as the "Catkillers" of the 220th Reconnaissance Airplane Company. Their tactical area of operations was up against the Demilitarized Zone in I Corps, the northern-most combat zone in South Vietnam.

Unlike the US Army aerial forward observers farther south --who, according to regulations, were only allowed to direct field artillery against enemy targets--Catkillers were authorized and trained to control air strikes, which they did regularly in support of both marine and army ground units. Elsewhere in Vietnam air strikes were supposed to be controlled by US Air Force FACs (but necessity often overrode regulation).

Flying over Vietnam in two-seater Cessnas, they often made the difference between a soldier returning alive to his family or having the lonely sound of "Taps" played over his grave. Based on extensive interviews, and often in the men's own words, A Hundred Feet Over Hell puts the reader in the plane as this intrepid band of U.S. Army aviators calls in fire support for the soldiers and marines of I Corps.


Jim Hooper
is a war correspondent and author with a degree in Slavic studies. Wounded twice while covering Africa as a freelance journalist and photographer, he has reported on wars in Angola, Chad, Namibia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, and Uganda. He is equally familiar with the Balkans, filing dispatches from Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia (where he was captured by Muslim extremists and escaped execution by sheer luck). He had written for publications ranging from The Economist to Jane's Intelligence Review. This is his fifth book. He lives in London.


Interviews:
Cessna Warbirds

Review Links:
Check out the Amazon page for this title where every review is a 5 Star review! 33 and counting...
Goodreads
OrvilleVille
The Free Library
Cessna Warbirds
My Book Retreat
historymike
BiblioBuffet®, reviewed by David Mitchell
Bookfoolery and Babble
Diary of an Eccentric
War Through the Generations link page
You've GOTTA read this! (Also included in blogger's 2010 Best of Non-fiction list)
Savvy Verse & Wit
HistoryNet.com
Laughing Stars

Talk To Me Like I'm Someone You Love

**I am out of review copies of this title. Please see below for currently posted reviews/coverage.***

TALK TO ME LIKE I’M SOMEONE YOU LOVE: Relationship Repair in a Flash
by Nancy Dreyfus

Tarcher/Penguin spiral-bound paperback
978-1585427703; $16.95; 2-color
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Nearly every relationship guide urges couples to improve their lines of communication, become better listeners and be more open about their fears and feelings. But how do you choose the right words in the heat of the moment? And how do you keep your tone and inflection from mangling the message you want to communicate?

Veteran psychotherapist Nancy Dreyfus provides a groundbreaking solution in TALK TO ME LIKE I’M SOMEONE YOU LOVE: Relationship Repair in a Flash. An insightful guide and a unique tool, TALK TO ME highlights the power of written messages to defuse tension and put an end to conflict, offering both sound advice and more than 100 “flash cards for real life” that can be utilized in the heat of the moment. Organized by theme, the flash cards include such messages as:


• Shifting Gears:
“I don’t need you to see this exactly as I do. But I do need you to hear where I am coming from.”
• Taking Responsibility: “I can see that my anger has been destructive and that I’ve really hurt you.”
• Getting Clarification:
“I can absolutely see why you’d be annoyed with me, but can you give me some sign that we’re still friends?"
• Apologizing:
“I’m sorry I made such a big deal out of something so unimportant.”

Dreyfus has used the cards in her sessions and in her life. Now, in TALK TO ME LIKE I’M SOMEONE YOU LOVE, she brings this one-of-a-kind relationship tool, along with her extensive and insightful “field notes,” to a broader audience.

Nancy Dreyfus , Psy.D., is a psychotherapist and couples therapist with more than two decades of experience. She holds a doctorate degree from Hahnemann University Medical School. Visit her online at www.nancydreyfus.com.
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Interview:
YouTube
Huffington Post

Reviews:

Chicago Tribune
Bookviews by Alan Caruba
Libby's Library News
Glamour
OwlHaven
DuPage Mamas
Lost in Books
Mom's Not All
St. Louis Family Life
Hello, My Name is Alice

ADMIT ONE: My Life in Film

***I am out of review copies of this title. Please see below for currently posted reviews/coverage.***

ADMIT ONE: My Life in Film
By Emmett James
Fizzypop Productions, LLC, February 2010

ISBN: 978-0-9842581-0-9
US $19.95, 216 pages, Hardcover
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''Hilarious, honest, touching, and poignant. The stories transported me back to my childhood, seemingly the very place from which I escaped years ago!''

--Phillip Rhys, actor, 24, Nip/Tuck


''Funny and moving, capturing vividly the most important moments of youth. A very personal story to which everyone can relate.''
--Bob Read, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Comic Standing


First set in Croydon, South London, in the 1980s, ADMIT ONE, details how Emmett James escaped the pains of adolescence by going to the cinema. With wry, self-deprecating humor and observation, the author reflects on, obsesses over, and rages about film and its correlation to our pasts. Life soon imitates art, and the narrator finds that his true calling is in transiting one side of the screen to the other. He decides to leave England for the only place where he can realize his dream of becoming an actor ––America.

We then follow the narrator on his numerous Hollywood adventures as he struggles to survive, crashes an Academy Awards party, and chases his dream. At every turn, the films that inspired James as a child resurface, and they serve to contextualize his humorous collection of stories. He provides unique insights into the fascinating world of film, and eventually stumbles into acting in the highest-grossing movie of all time, Titanic.


Emmett James spent his childhood in Croydon, South London and finished his schooling in Cambridge, England. Studying acting at Strasberg Actors Studio in London he began working in theater, eventually moving to Los Angeles in the early nineties to pursue his acting career in film. For over a decade he has worked extensively as a professional actor, winning a prestigious ADA as well as appearing in Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, and Academy Award winning work. In addition to acting, he has produced, taught, and directed film, stage and television productions in Hollywood. From a family of authors including J.B. Priestley, he continues to live and work in Hollywood.
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Book Trailer:
YouTube

Featured Editorial:
Indie Times: Dear Publishing House...

Interview:
Movie Geeks United!

Review Links:
The Blarg
IndieTimes
Reading Frenzy
Urban Bachelorette
Gramma's Reads
LAUGHING STARS
reader views
Violet Crush
Dan's Journal
BookNAround
Ready When You Are, C.B.
Carole's Book Corner
Amber Stults
Melody's Reading Corner
thriftymommasbrainfood
Book Line And Sinker
Mom's Not All
Anglotopia.net
Metroreader
Just Me
Reading At The Beach
Alexia's Books and Such...
Tara's View on Books
Compulsive Reader
Secret Dreamworld of a Bookaholic
The 3 R's Blog
Shooting Stars Mag

Live A Life You Love

***I am out of review copies of this title. Links to current reviews/coverage can be found below.***

LIVE A LIFE YOU LOVE: 7 Steps to a Healthier, Happier, More Passionate You
by Susan Biali, M.D.
Beaufort Books/March 2010
Paperback/208 pages/$16.95
ISBN: 978-0825305993

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Live a Life You Love provides the reader with practical and personal tools to apply to life, ranging from proper diet and exercise to relationship skills, mental awareness and spirituality.

While providing sound medical and nutritional advice, Dr.Biali helps you understand the importance of listening to your body’s mental, emotional and physical signs. Uniquely, Live a Life You Love underscores all of these practical points with candid examples from Dr. Biali’s personal life, cultivating a sincere and authentic experience across the pages.

Written in a user-friendly format, Live A Life You Love touches on:

• Self-love 101 and why it is mandatory – especially for women
• The mental and physical criticality of living a balanced life
• How to eat in a way that prevents chronic disease and aging
• How to stop yo-yo dieting
• How to foster and take charge of your relationships
• How to rid yourself of toxins in your life
• How to honor who you really are and want to be

“Happiness isn’t just for lucky people – you can choose and create it.” – Dr. Susan Biali

Dr. Susan Biali holds a Doctorate of Medicine and a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics from the University of British Columbia. She has appeared in national print media such as Self, Fitness, Hello! and the Chicago Tribune and had a “Food for Thought” column for the past 8 years in The Medical Post. Currently she blogs for PsychologyToday.com is a “Health Maven” and “Top Health Blogger” for Wellsphere.com and an expert for HealthyCanada.com.

Dr. Biali has appeared on numerous television, radio and internet media outlets in Canada and the United States including Fox News, Global TV, CTV, CityTV, MSNBC, MSN, AOL and The Good Life Network. She resides in Vancouver, B.C., Canada with her husband and dance partner, Armando Martinez.
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Articles:
Chicago Tribune
WomenEntrepreneur.com: '7 Steps to a Life You Love'
KevinMD.com
WomenEntrepreneur.com: 'From Dutiful Doctor to Dancing Diva'

Interviews:
momeo magazine
Voice America Radio
The Adventurous Writer
YouTube

Reviews:
Sandra Williams
Suite101.com
life after college
Did I Say That Outloud?
Diets in Review.com
Libby's Library News
Suko's Notebook
Metroreader
The True Book Addict

Bible Illuminated Reviews/Coverage























***I no longer have review copies of this title. Please see below for posted reviews/coverage.***


Bible Illuminated: The Book New Testament

Published by: Illuminated World (October 28, 2008)
Paperback, 283 pages
ISBN-13: 978-9197669443

Final reviews based on the hard copy of the book:

The Luscious Literary Muse
bartzturkeymom.gather.com
minds alive on the shelves
She Reads Books
The Mango Times
Everyday life as lyric poetry
Cruel Virgin
The Thinking Mother
The Book Czar
Redlady's Reading Room
Tara's View of the World
As usual, I need more bookshelves
My Friend Amy
from the mixed-up files
B&b Ex libris
Cafe of Dreams
DanielDoo
Old Musty Books
cheryl's book nook
The Literate Housewive Review
Andi lit
Pop Culture Junkie
The Book Nest
Biblio.me
rethos
Diary of an Eccentric
Becky's Book Reviews
superfast reader
Bookfoolery and Babble
Clever Dude

Pre-publication reviews:

from the mixed-up files (Part 1)
from the mixed-up files (Part 2)
from the mixed-up files (Part 3)
bartzturkeymom.gather.com
(also posted at: Celebrating Seasons and Holidays, Yahoo! 360˙, Facebook)
as usual, I need more bookshelves
everyday life as lyric poetry
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MANIFEST
: A Mystyx Novel

By Artist Arthur
Kimani Tru | August 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-373-83196-8
US $9.95/$11.99 Canada | 256 pages | Paperback
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MANIFEST is the first in the Mystyx series from the Harlequin imprint KimaniTru. With its ethnically diverse cast of characters, accessible voice, and paranormal element, MANIFEST, is the first in a series that will please every fan of YA literature looking for a fresh take on the genre.

Synopsis:
We’re not that different, you know. Most kids have the same problems, just different circumstances.”

Fifteen-year-old Krystal Bentley is royally miffed. Why her mom had to divorce her dad and drag her from New York City to the middle-of-nowhere Connecticut is beyond her. She’s never lived outside of The City and doesn’t know what to expect. But there’s one thing she never could have expected: the cute dead boy standing in her bedroom asking for help.

As she juggles being the new girl, resisting the requests of Ricky, the transparent dead boy, to find his killer, and dodging the demands of every other ghost on the planet, she can barely find time to hate her mother’s new husband.

When she begins to think it’s all too much, she finds comfort in a bizarre friendship with Sasha, a disappearing socialite and Jake, the telekinetic boy from the wrong side of the tracks. They both bear the same M shaped birthmark as her and the alliance of their powers seems to have a history that dates back to the 1700s.

But what are their powers for? Can they be used to get themselves out of the dangerous mess they’re currently in, or will they prove to be more dangerous than anything they’ve ever imagined?


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MANIFEST: A Mystyx Novel
by Artist Arthur
Chapter One:

"I can't hear you. I can't hear you," I repeat, talking to myself. Maybe if I keep saying it the voice will go away. I know people driving by me probably think I'm a lunatic.


My feet are moving so fast I barely feel them touch the ground. Cool air slaps my face like it's trying to remind me that I'm outside. It's almost spring according to the calendar, but it still feels like the dead of winter in Lincoln. Probably because we're so close to the water.


Whatever. I'm cold and I think it's beginning to rain. But I don't care. I just want to get home, inside the house, to the safety of my room. It won't follow me there.
I can't believe it followed me here. I ignored it in New York. You'd think it would have the good sense to stay in the city where there's a little excitement. Why follow me here to the ends of the earth where everyone acts like they're sleepwalking most of the time?


As I cut through the bushes at the end of the driveway, my book bag sways back and forth, threatening to slide off my shoulder as I run. If it does, my Biology book will fall out and the hastily scribbled notes I took this morning on the project that's due at the end of the month will probably hit the ground and blow away. That might not be such a bad thing.


I hunch my shoulders, pushing the book bag back into place. My feet crush the weeds in the flower bed that Janet will likely replant in a few weeks. And I keep running.


My cheeks puff in and out as I inhale huge gulps of air to keep my heart pumping. I'm not a runner. Actually, I hate exercise of any kind and it shows. I take the front steps two at a time because I want to hurry up and get to my room.


'Help me.'


Damn! There it goes again.


I press the palm of my hand over my ear while I dig in my front pocket for the house key. My fingers are shaking but I finally get the door unlocked, slam it shut behind me and take the stairs in the front hall like a steroid-pumped-up Olympic sprinter.


My room is at the far end of the hall, but I swear it feels like it's twenty miles away as I dash toward the door. Once inside, I slam the door, drop my book bag and sink to the floor struggling to breathe.


Safe. All I can think is that I'm finally safe.


'Help me.'


His voice echoes around the room, louder that it was before. Louder than when I was on the school bus or when I was running into the house.


It's been a long time. I thought this creepy stuff was over. I haven't heard voices since I was twelve years old, and I'm not sure if I really heard them then.


Who am I kidding? I heard them before and now they're back. But I cover my ears because I want the voice to stop so badly.


I'm rocking on the floor now, pulling my knees to my chest and wrapping my arms around them, holding myself tightly. My eyes are closed. I wish I could find a way to close my ears, too.


I did it before. I quieted the voices for a long, long time. But now they're back. Why?


"I can't hear you. I can't see you. You are not real."


But I can hear him, that's the freakin' problem.


'Help me, Krystal.'


"I can't hear you. I can't see you. You are not––"


Did he say my name?


'Please,' he begs.


For some reason the sound of his voice isn't scaring me anymore. I loosen my grip around my legs and I stop rocking. My heart still feels like it's going to jump out of my chest and land on the floor, but for some reason I'm not scared now.


I open my eyes, not that I mean to, it just happens I guess. I look towards the window seat where all the stupid stuffed animals Janet thought would cheer me up are arrayed like a pastel-colored army.


I don't know what I'm looking for. Whatever it is, I hope I don't find it.


But there he is––a black boy, kind of tall and skinny. He's wearing jeans, the baggy kind like all the guys in school wear, and a white T-shirt three sizes too big, hanging to his knees like a nightgown. His boots look new, Timberlands with the laces only halfway up, the huge tongue sticking out from the sagging denim hem of his jeans. He's wearing a watch on one wrist and a bracelet––I think it's silver––on the other. His hair is kind of curly on top, cut low on the sides with some lines of a design or something.


I suppose he's kind of cute.


But he's kind of transparent.
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