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Aug 31

Welcome Wednesday: Cookie O’Gorman

Adorkable by Cookie O'Gorman
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Welcome Wednesday is a feature started by Krystal George in order to help spread the networking around and help support indie authors and get the word out about their work and what they are working on.  Let’s spread the love!

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This week we are welcoming Cookie O’Gorman to the blog and spreading some love for her book!

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**Welcome Wednesday**

 

Adorkable

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.



Aug 27

Rabid Reader Ramblings (11) Finding Balance: Blogging, Life, Writing, Self Employment

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Rabid Reader Ramblings is my “discussion post” feature here at Just Another Rabid Reader.  It is a post in which I discuss bookish or blogging related things!  Please feel free to comment, no matter if you agree or disagree because discussion and healthy debate are what these posts are for~!

 

It’s been a crazy week.  With the craziness of the last week, and all the changes in my life in the last two, I realized that my routine needed a revamp.  Therefore, I am actually sitting at my desk at 6 in the morning.  And yep, this is one of the rare occasions when my post is not drafted ahead of time.

Aug 22

New Adventures on the Horizon

imageI started editing for a small publisher in the last couple of week and am proud to be part of their team.
I look forward to the opportunities ahead of me at Marfa House. They offer both traditional and self publishing services, as well as other a la carte author services. Black, White and Read will still be available for your marketing needs! But as Melissa and I are both fully committed to Marfa House in an editing capacity, there will be some updates to the BWR website to reflect some of the changes in the structure of things. If you are interested in editing or publishing services, please see what Marfa House can offer you. If you tell them that Lisa, Melissa and/or BWR sent you and either of us have room in our schedules, you will be slotted with one of us as time permits.  The staff, authors and owners are professional, experienced and a great team to work with. Their logo above links to the Marfa House main page.

Aug 12

Cover Reveal: Consumed by Elizabeth Miceli Brought to you by Xpresso Book Tours

Cover Reveal: Consumed by Elizabeth Miceli Brought to you by Xpresso Book Tours

by Elizabeth Miceli

Consumed
Elizabeth Miceli
(Barren, #2)
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: August 31st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Stacey Lorenzo has finished treatment, but is still devastated by her past as she enters college. With drugs and alcohol so readily available, so much freedom, and barely any supervision, Stacey falls back into old habits. Soon it’s a daily dose of partying, self-medicating, and having sex with lots of different guys. As her relationship with Eli destructs, she falls for Jesse, who just so happens to be a drug dealer. Every time she starts to fall back into the memories of her past, Jesse makes it easy to snort away the pain.


Aug 11

Fearless by Brigid Kemmerer

This book may be unsuitable for younger readers due to the subjects of a sexual nature, drug and alcohol use, language, violence and/or other controversial material. The flames indicate my subjective opinion of the degree of these subjects in the book. They may or may not all be represented and there may be others represented that are not specifically mentioned. Please research the suitability of all books for yourself and your family, especially if you are unfamiliar with the author or publisher. A rating of 0 flames does not necessarily mean the book is suitable for young children. It merely means there is no "mature" content.
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Fearless by Brigid KemmererFearless (Elemental, #1.5) Series: Elemental #1.5
by Brigid Kemmerer
Published by K Teen (Kensington) on July 31st 2012

Being a force of nature doesn't keep you safe.
Hunter Garrity is used to watching his back. The kids at school sense something different about him. And they're right.
Hunter has powers that have nothing to do with how hard he can throw a punch.
Maybe that's what Clare Kasten is picking up. She's shy, quiet, and intense, but she's sought him out. There's no telling what she wants from him.
But Hunter knows enough to sense a secret when it's close. And getting close to Clare is a danger he's ready to face. . .
"Plenty of romance and non-stop action. . ..Elemental is the new series to watch." --Inara Scott, author of The Marked
Praise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series
"Magic, suspense, and enough twists to keep you reading until sunrise. An incredible start to the series!" --Award winning author Erica O'Rourke
"Overflowing with action, snappy dialog, and hot guys--The Elemental Series will take your breath away." --Kim Harrington, author of Clarity
Brigid Kemmerer finds time to write between her family and her day job, but sometimes she ends up mothering her coworkers and managing her family.
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Aug 06

Elemental by Brigid Kemmerer

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Elemental by Brigid KemmererElemental Series: Elemental #0.5
by Brigid Kemmerer
on March 20th 2014

As an air Elemental, 17-year-old Emily Morgan doesn’t have much power. That’s okay—she knows what happens to kids who do.
Like Michael Merrick. He’s an earth Elemental, one with enough power to level cities. Which makes him sexy, dangerous, and completely off limits. At least according to Emily’s family.But her summer job puts her in close contact with Michael, and neither of them can help the attraction they feel. When forces of nature like theirs collide, one misstep could get someone killed. Because Emily’s family doesn’t just want her to stay away from him.
They want him dead.





Aug 01

Spark by Brigid Kemmerer

This book may be unsuitable for younger readers due to the subjects of a sexual nature, drug and alcohol use, language, violence and/or other controversial material. The flames indicate my subjective opinion of the degree of these subjects in the book. They may or may not all be represented and there may be others represented that are not specifically mentioned. Please research the suitability of all books for yourself and your family, especially if you are unfamiliar with the author or publisher. A rating of 0 flames does not necessarily mean the book is suitable for young children. It merely means there is no "mature" content.
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Spark by Brigid KemmererSpark (Elemental, #2) Series: Elemental #2
by Brigid Kemmerer
Published by Kensington on August 28th 2012

Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.
Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can't.
Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he's not doing it.
And no one seems to believe him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.
Gabriel can't let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that's right at his heels. But there are some risks he can't help taking.
The fuse is lit. . .
Praise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series
"Five hot guys, one tough heroine, plenty of romance and non-stop action. . . Elemental is the new series to watch." --Inara Scott, author of The Marked
"Overflowing with action, snappy dialog, and hot guys--The Elemental Series will take your breath away." --Kim Harrington, author of Clarity





Jul 31

My Piece of the Puzzle (5) Summer Break, Vacations and Random Reflections

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Each day and each experience when living with a child with autism is different.  Each child with autism is different.

For those who don’t know what autism is:

Autism is a developmental disability, which is defined as a syndrome. A syndrome is simply a mix of signs or characteristics that can be used to show a particular condition. Autism is a lifelong condition that combine both developmental and behavioural features.

Translation: Autism is a series of developmental issues in socialization and communication that affect each person differently.

Jul 28

Review: Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer

This book may be unsuitable for younger readers due to the subjects of a sexual nature, drug and alcohol use, language, violence and/or other controversial material. The flames indicate my subjective opinion of the degree of these subjects in the book. They may or may not all be represented and there may be others represented that are not specifically mentioned. Please research the suitability of all books for yourself and your family, especially if you are unfamiliar with the author or publisher. A rating of 0 flames does not necessarily mean the book is suitable for young children. It merely means there is no "mature" content.
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Review: Spirit by Brigid KemmererStorm (Elemental, #1) Series: Elemental #1
by Brigid Kemmerer
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on April 24th 2012

Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they have more power than you dream.
Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn't want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.
And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.
Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all.
The storm is coming . . .





Jun 22

A Matter of Time

This book may be unsuitable for younger readers due to the subjects of a sexual nature, drug and alcohol use, language, violence and/or other controversial material. The flames indicate my subjective opinion of the degree of these subjects in the book. They may or may not all be represented and there may be others represented that are not specifically mentioned. Please research the suitability of all books for yourself and your family, especially if you are unfamiliar with the author or publisher. A rating of 0 flames does not necessarily mean the book is suitable for young children. It merely means there is no "mature" content.
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A Matter of TimeA Matter of Time Series: Angel Sight #3
by Lisa Basso
on August 4th 2015

Rayna and Kade went to Hell to save one another . . .; but both failed. Now, centuries of Kade's demons are unearthed when he is brainwashed and used as a Fallen pawn. In the freezing pits of Hell, Ray is beaten, tortured, and pushed to her breaking point. If Ray is to ever leave, she must take a stand and fire back at her attackers even though she is only now beginning to understand the true strength of her wings.