What do the 4 books above have in common??? Their authors are all great people and killer writers!!! I can personally vouch that “What’s in a name” by Sally Cronin and “Glimpses” by Hugh W. Roberts are great reads!!! “What Did I Do?” – A Memoir by Chuck Jackson is one I just purchased today as is My GRL by John W. Howell! :). Today’s prices are $.99 – $3.73 – cha ching and no coupons needed 🙂 🙂
That said, just a little reminder for everyone to go snatch up these books at a special price today! Support your fellow bloggers and save a nice chunk of change today too!!!
Here’s a little about each of the books – enjoy and happy reading!
I’m excited to announce, for one week starting August 18, 2017 What Did I Do? is on sale for the low price of 99 cents. You might ask why am I doing this. In writing this book, I opened an ugly side of my life. I felt obligated to come out of the shadows and talk about a subject many people find hard to discuss. I wanted to bring awareness and credibility to the fight against child abuse. I wanted people to know that this atrocious offense continues within our families today. We cannot turn away when the life and sometimes the death of children are in peril. Whether you read my book or not, I beg you to never turn your back when you see or know of a child being neglected or abused.
My book is not the only book about this dark side of humanity. Many brave souls have opened their lives as I did mine. We have similar motivations; we don’t want what happened to us to proliferate. We want people educated and to help stop child abuse.
“For those that understand, no explanation is needed. For those that do not understand, no explanation is possible.” Unknown Author
The veil of secrecy over the American family prevails and the covertness of child abuse continues. According to the National Children’s Alliance, approximately 700,000 (683,000 in 2015) children are abused each year. Child Protective Service (CPS) reports they investigate 3.4 million children and place them under the care of the CPS. These are frightening statistics attesting that child abuse is not in decline, but rather the opposite.
Child abuse or child maltreatment is physical, sexual, or psychological mistreatment or neglect of a child or children. Have you ever suspected or even witnessed child abuse in public or in a home? If you did and did nothing, you are condoning the act and its effect on the child. Child advocacy groups are begging for the public involvement. Yet, little is being done.
What Did I Do? is Chuck Jackson’s true recollection of the abuse he received from both his parents. It is a story where he spent years struggling to please them without succeeding. It is a story where they told him he was irredeemable and unworthy of being their son. When he saw love and happiness in other families, he wondered why not his.
Chuck came out of the darkness to expound on the stigma attached to child abuse. He admitted to the affects of shame, anger, guilt, and depression that he and so many experience. He tells the story of survival where he felt invisible. Follow him where he sought a warm touch and a kind word of praise. Follow his desperation for love from anyone. Follow Chuck’s story and help answer his question, What Did I Do?
After publishing some of his short stories on his blog, Hugh W. Roberts, who suffers from dyslexia, received numerous requests to publish his short stories in a book.
Here, at last, are 28 short stories that will take your mind on a rollercoaster of a ride into worlds that conceal unexpected twists and turns.
Glimpses allows the reader a peek into the lives of everyday people who are about to have life lead them on an unpredicted path. From a mysterious deadly iPad app, to a hole in the fence that is not all it seems, to a strange lipstick that appears to have a life of its own, you will encounter terror, laughter, sadness, shock and many other emotions on journeys which promise a thrilling and gripping climax.
If you are a lover of shows such as ‘The Twilight Zone’ and ‘Tales Of The Unexpected’, then you’re in for a real treat with this first collection of short stories from Hugh.
Dare you take a glimpse into the lives of these unsuspecting characters?
*****“If you’re looking for a thoroughly entertaining read, Glimpses is the book for you. Each story has been cleverly crafted; through Hugh’s wonderful imagination, he has the ability to whisk you away to many different worlds, past, present and future. Every story makes a compelling read and just when you think you know what’s going to happen next, Hugh masterfully reveals a brilliant twist. With bite-size and longer stories, Glimpses is a must-read. I loved it.” – Esther Newton, Writer, and Author.
There are names that have been passed down through thousands of years which have powerful and deep-rooted meaning to their bearers. Other names have been adopted from other languages, cultures and from the big screen. They all have one thing in common. They are with us from birth until the grave and they are how we are known to everyone that we meet.
There are classical names such as Adam, David and Sarah that will grace millions of babies in the future. There are also names that parents have invented or borrowed from places or events in their lives which may last just one lifetime or may become the classic names of tomorrow.
Whatever the name there is always a story behind it. In What’s in a Name? – Volume One, twenty men and women face danger, love, loss, romance, fear, revenge and rebirth as they move through their lives.
Anne changes her name because of associations with her childhood, Brian carries the mark of ancient man, Jane discovers that her life is about to take a very different direction, and what is Isobel’s secret?
*****“Pour yourself a cuppa, find a comfy perch and dig into this book! The talent and versatility of author, Sally Cronin, shines in What’s in a Name. She introduces us to 20 people, who by the end of each story, will remind us of either someone we know or wish we did know. There is nothing predictable about the characters, their lives or the endings of any of the stories. To prove the point, pay particular attention to Isobel, Diana, Jack, and Hector. Want a tug at the heart strings? Then give Grace, Alexander, Francis and Anne a read. While I have only mentioned a few here, you will be equally delighted and entertained by the remaining dozen tales about found in What’s in a Name. by Sally Cronin. I look forward to the rest of the alphabet, that will comprise the next book!” -Review By Perspectivepower, Annette Rochelle Aben
Sally Cronin’s blog Smorgasboard – Variety Is The Spice Of Life is always full of great goodies – be sure to check out her blog, meet tons of new people and enjoy the ride!
John Cannon has a choice. Save himself or the Annapolis Midshipman.
Just from the synopsis, I was hooked on the story line. The book did not disappoint. It starts out with a senseless murder and then pulls in elements of a classic thriller. We have bad guys pretending to be good guys, a relentless law man and a reluctant hero.
This book also has another character, the boat, My GRL. You can almost imagine being on this wonderful vessel through the descriptions given in the book.
John Howell does a wonderful job of quickly pulling in the reader and helping navigate the twists and turns through the narrative style from the point of view of his main character, John Cannon. Cannon takes us inside his thought process. We get to see his fears and his conviction grow as the bad guys become more and more outrageous in their terrorist plot.
I highly recommend this book. I try to stick to reviews of books with wide distribution on my blog for a variety of reasons, but I’m glad I took the chance on John Howell’s book, My GRL. I’ll be putting his other books on my TBR list.”
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