Our Take on Regina Shen: Defiance

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Defiance

Outcast Regina Shen is determined to stop the Federation’s relentless attacks on her family and friends, but the stakes are much higher now.

Print Length: 292 pages

This is the 3rd book in the series Regina Shen.  You can read our reviews of the first 2 books: Resiliance (with a photo to show you the font size in all the books) and Vigilance.

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Our Take on Regina Shen: Vigilance

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Regina Shen: VigilanceAfter two years of training, outcast Regina Shen prepares to jump the barrier wall into the World Federation to hunt for her sister, but nothing goes according to plan.

Print Length: 249 pages

This is the second book in the series Regina Shen.  You can read our review of the first book Resilience and see the print size used in each book of the series.

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Read an Excerpt from The Can’t-idates

Non-Fiction
Date Published: January 2016
Publisher: Bobtimystic Books

I’m not a political person by nature. Most of the time, it seems the political world plays out more like a lame ‘70s sitcom with all its predictable characters and routine storylines. However, last spring, I got tired of hearing friends and family complain about the lack of exciting, innovative candidates for president. Everyone seemed ready to vote for “None Of the Above.” So, I decided to take a 10,000-mile road trip across America in May 2015 to meet several of the more than 1600 “real people” who are legit candidates for the presidency. Including a couple in New England.

The Can’t-idates is about dreamers — not all of whom are tin-foil hat crazy — who just want to fill a hole in their lives by running for president. And as I drove to meet them all, I realized a lot about not just my life but also about the country. If we could all take time to believe in what our parents always told us — “Someday you can grow up to be president” — maybe we wouldn’t be in the shape we’re in.

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Our Take on Regina Shen: Resilience

*This post may contain affiliate links, which means that at no extra cost to you I can make a tiny bit of money to help support this blog. Thank you!Regina Shen: Resilience (Volume 1)

Paperback: 240 pages

About the book:
Regina Shen is an outcast forced to fend for herself in a world that bans books. An approaching storm could be the least of her problems.
Regina Shen: Resilience is the first book in an action-packed, science fiction thriller with an ordinary yet strong female heroine facing extraordinary hurdles with resolve. With the young protagonist having to grow up fast, it should appeal to both young adult and adult audiences. The World Federation condemns Regina and her family to live on the seaward side of barrier walls. Those walls were built to hold back rising seas caused by abrupt climate change. A hurricane threatens to destroy Regina’s world, tearing her from sister, mom, and home. Now Federation agents claim she has unique DNA that could single-handedly stop human extinction. It’s too bad she doesn’t trust them enough to barter fairly, let alone with her life. Three-hundred-plus-year-old Grand Old Dames rule the all-female Federation using a rigid caste system. Their notorious Department of Antiquities, under the command of Chief Inspector Joanne Demarco, polices barrier walls, destroys knowledge from the past to suppress dissent, and pursues Regina for her genome. Regina survives by her wits on swampy islands and thrives on salvage from sunken cities, including illegal print books from before the Federation. With her photographic memory, she defies Antiquities by consuming salvaged books not available in the Federation, which makes her an outcast among her peers. Separated from sister, mom, and home, with Antiquities in pursuit, Regina fights to stay alive and avoid capture while hunting for family.

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All Things Bright and Beautiful Book Review & Giveaway Ends 7/31/16

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all things bright and beautiful cover

All Things Bright and Beautiful is a religious book for young children.

“All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all.”

First published by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1848, this favorite hymn has become a mainstay of churches and Sunday school classes everywhere. Here artist Katy Hudson brings new joy to the words with her fresh and bright watercolor style. Readers can join in the fun as they follow two little girls and their brother on a day filled with the discovery of “all things bright and beautiful.”

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Read an Excerpt from 2 Broads & $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Ends 7/31/16

 

 photo 2-Broads-Abroad-Cover.pngTitle:  2 Broads Abroad: Moms Fly the Coop

Authors:    Deborah Serra & Nancy Serra Greene

Published:  November 6th, 2015

Publisher:   Library Tales Publishing

Genre:  Motherhood

Synopsis:

When sisters, Deborah & Nancy, discovered that motherhood was a temp job they decided to run away from home. After packing up that last kid for college, and facing the sad stillness of their suddenly quiet homes, they decided to leave the country. 2 BROADS ABROAD: MOMS FLY THE COOP is a funny, irreverent, occasionally poignant travel tale of their impulsive road trip around Ireland.

In this witty warm-hearted adventure, they experienced some of Ireland’s quirkier history while sharing universally relatable stories of maniacal school coaches, neurotic neighbors, and tiger moms. Having kicked that empty nest into their rearview mirror, the sisters took off careening down the wrong side of the road, making questionable choices, getting trapped in a medieval tower, sneaking Chinese take-out into a famous cooking school, drinking way too much, and gaining a changed perspective on their lives ahead.

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