Articles for the Month of April 2013

Where’s Green? (The EnteleTrons Series) by Renee Heiss & Gary A. Stewart

 

A wonderful way of introducing science and nature to children.

Written by Renee Heiss & Gary A. Stewart, illustrated by Fay Cofrancesco

 

 

 

 

 

The three main characters in this book are Priti a proton, Ning a neuton and Ellie an electron.

One day, their world looks different, why, what has happened? Then they discover the reason, green is missing! Where could it have gone?  It’s Priti, Ning and Ellie’s task to find out what has happened, and why. Eventually they decide to ask the primary colours if they know where green could have gone, and the truth transpires.

Through an engaging story, children start to learn in an easily absorbed manner about science, nature, primary colours, how rainbows are made and prisms. The back pages contain the EnteleLab, web site links for activities and idea’s for a game. However, there is much more to this book, woven in the pages are important life lessons, about working together, respect for others, and our place in the universe.

This is a bright, cleverly thought out book, beautifully illustrated and appealing to children. I wish it had been out when my children were young!

Available at Amazon in Hardcover here http://www.amazon.com/Wheres-Green-EnteleTrons-Renee-Stewart/dp/0988781301/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_har?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367300677&sr=1-1&keywords=Where%27s+Green%3F+by+Renee+Heiss

and on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/Wheres-Green-EnteleTrons-Series-ebook/dp/B00BVV12WW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1367300796&sr=1-1&keywords=Where%27s+Green%3F+by+Renee+Heiss

and at Barnes & Noble as a Nook Book here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wheres-green-renee-heiss/1114998808?ean=2940044413474

The Starlight Club by Joe Corso

 

Winner of the eLit silver in the eLit Book Awards True Crime category

Action packed and a fantastic read!

The Starlight Club

Set in present day. Robert ‘Bobby’ Valentine has asked his daughter to come to New York so he can tell her about his life…

Sitting in an Italian Restaurant, which used to be The Starlight Club, he looks back over the years, and reminisces about life in Queens in the early 60’s and the people who lived there.

As the story unfolds we find ourselves drawn into events at the club, we’re permitted through the power of the story to go back in time and take a glimpse into the hard world of the Mafia families.  

Somehow, if it is possible to do so, in a nice way, the author has produced a riveting read, full of violence and action packed. The essence of life in Queens is captured at a time of great unrest and warfare, where murder was not personal – it was just a job, which had to be done.

This book was a thoroughly enthralling read, filled with amazing characters like Big Red, Trenchie and James Roman (at the time the latest movie idol).There’s even a guest appearance from George Raft! I can only hope that there are more stories like this one to come.

Available at Amazon in Paperback here http://www.amazon.com/The-Starlight-Club-Volume-1/dp/0615690491/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367142981&sr=8-1&keywords=the+starlight+club

and on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/The-Starlight-Club-ebook/dp/B0098L3LQW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1367145011&sr=1-1&keywords=the+starlight+club

Available at Barnes & Noble in Paperback here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-starlight-club-joe-corso/1107498149?ean=9780615690490

and as a Nook Book here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-starlight-club-joe-corso/1107498149?ean=2940044331365

The Old Man And The King by Joe Corso

 

Move over Clive Cussler!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The title says it all in this fast paced, action packed, murder mystery thriller.

Reading this, I very quickly found myself drawn into the plot by the author’s fantastic scene setting, and its engaging characters. I especially liked the brilliant and surprising character of the old man Lom (Who is no ordinary old man), and Toby, Charlie and Martha who are involved in a fight for their lives.

This is a thoroughly enjoyable, un-put- down-able, action packed story – move over Clive Cussler, there’s a new king in town.

 

Available in Paperback at Amazon here http://www.amazon.com/The-Old-Man-And-King/dp/0578111535/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366809744&sr=8-1&keywords=the+old+man+and+the+king+by+joe+corso

and on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/The-Old-Man-King-ebook/dp/B009AHSBUA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1366812907&sr=1-1&keywords=the+old+man+and+the+king+by+joe+corso

 

At Barnes &  Noble in Paperback here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-old-man-and-the-king-joe-corso/1111750443?ean=9780578111537

and as a Nook Book here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-old-man-and-the-king-joe-corso/1111750443?ean=2940044313804

Know where to Run An American Odyssey by Lynn Petronella

Inspirational and empowering.


 

 

 

 

The story starts long before the birth of its author Lynn Petronella, with her grandparents’ arrival in America. The memories of their belief in the American dream, and fervent desire to do the best for their families, were values that the young Lynn absorbed.

Starting as an enchanting glimpse into her childhood and their families close bond, we follow the evolution of this eldest girl in a family of five children. What follows is her honest, no holds barred recollections of her younger life, adventures and the events, which were the catalysts in shaping her life.

The author has strong links to the Boston Marathon, a fact that has prompted her to offer to donate 100% of both the Paperback and Kindle edition of this book to the Boston Marathon Victims and rescue workers from April 2013 until the end of 2013.

A successful marathon runner, trainer, promoter and business woman, this story is truly empowering, a celebration of everything it is to be a woman.

Her determination to succeed despite sometimes enormous obstacles,  and her open admiration for what she, herself, calls the greatest athletic achievement of all time – birth, makes this book a compelling read, whether you are an athlete or not.

Notes from the author:

I call the script for the movie Chariots of Fire meets Slumdog millionaire.

In order for all the things to happen in my life the way they did, I had to have all these other things transpire, as I look back at my life and this event.

If you believe with all you have, you can make a powerful difference and shine the light on others, that is my greatest wish.

 

Available on Amazon in Paperback here http://www.amazon.com/KNOW-WHERE-TO-RUN-AMERICAN/dp/1410799409/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1366876400&sr=8-2&keywords=know+where+to+run+an+american+odyssey

and on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/KNOW-WHERE-TO-RUN-ebook/dp/B008ARCCTC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366876400&sr=8-1&keywords=know+where+to+run+an+american+odyssey

 

 

Barnes & Noble in Paperback http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/know-where-to-run-lynn-petronella/1006186957?ean=9781410799401

 and as a Nook Book here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/know-where-to-run-lynn-petronella/1111895851?ean=9781410799418


Order of the Dimensions by Irene Helenowski

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Exciting, multifaceted sci-fi thriller.

Order of the Dimensions

When I started reading this book, I was fascinated into how it would develop, it didn’t take me long to discover the answer – very quickly!

When Jane and her team of graduate students work with their professor on a box, which can transport people into different dimensions someone has to try it. Jane decides to and makes a terrible discovery; very soon, she and her friends are desperately struggling to save the world.

This is a very fast-paced sci-fi thriller, with the characters having totally different lives in the other dimensions. A multifaceted story containing spies, a love story, many twists and turns and a cliffhanger at the end, I would recommend this to young adult and adults who enjoy reading futuristic sci-fi books.

 

Die in Paris: The true story of France’s most notorious serial killer by Marilyn Z Tomlins

 

Wartime Paris and the life of a serial killer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we think of the war years our focus tends to be with the horrors of wartime battles, and it is easy to forget that for ordinary people in occupied lands other crimes still happened.

In Paris, under occupation, the French people remained strong. Their ability to keep quiet and forget incidents when convenient was very necessary, and the resistance managed to save many thousands of people because of this. However, under this cloak of secrecy, other crimes were committed, but none as horrendous as the mass murders committed by Dr. Marcel Petiot even now France’s most notorious serial killer.

This book is a thoroughly researched and an interesting study into the life of this serial killer. In its pages, we discover the making of the man, his relationships, and how he evolved into the cold, callous monster he became.

The detailed descriptions of life in Paris at this time and the thoughts and lives of its people make it a fascinating read for anyone with a love of wartime history.  

In conclusion, this book makes you yearn to be able to wander down those same streets now, look at the locations and imagine being there then, stepping into the scenes which the author has so clearly laid before you.

 

Available at Amazon in Paperback http://www.amazon.com/Die-Paris-Frances-notorious-serial/dp/1482752808/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366440113&sr=1-1&keywords=die+in+paris

And on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/Die-Paris-Frances-notorious-ebook/dp/B00BCRUKXW/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366440113&sr=1-1&keywords=die+in+paris

Ghosts of the Great Ocean Road – Australia (Around The Campfire) by Jan Hawkins

 

An interesting look at the history, and sights, of this wonderful coastline.

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As we travel with Jan along this amazing coastline, she not only informs us about the beautiful sights which meet our eyes, but also the history of this coast and the construction of the Great Ocean Road.

As a visitor to this great country, I was lucky enough to visit the Great Ocean Road and see the sights she author writes about, I only wish I had either read or had this book with me on my journey.

A compact eBook full of information.

Available on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Great-Ocean-Road-ebook/dp/B007JD6QKE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366459473&sr=1-1&keywords=the+great+ocean+road

If I Were King – Written and Illustrated by Randa Handler

 

A wonderful story with an important message.

If I Were King

 Deep in a beautiful jungle, six very different animal friends meet. Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Giraffe and Monkey are bored, but not Zebra, she is determined to have fun and starts a game ‘If I were king.’ At first, it seems harmless, but soon, the animals’ very different characters and traits begin to show.

Within the story are important messages. The reader has a wonderful opportunity to interact with the child as it learns about not only the different characteristics and traits of some wild animals, but also important life lessons such as self-awareness, understanding others and character judgement, in an easily absorbable way.

This very talented author and illustrator has produced a lovely, colourfully illustrated book which I believe will really appeal to children.

Available on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/If-I-Were-King-ebook/dp/B00ANBHJIC/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1366045034&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=if+I+were+king+by+randa+handler

Barnes & Noble Nook book http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/if-i-were-king-randa-handler/1113957671?ean=2940015722949

Cubbie Blue and His Dog Dot – Book 2: What’s Up With Mike? Written and Illustrated by Randa Handler

 

The importance of acceptance and friendship.

Cubbie Blue and His Dog Dot - Book 2: What's Up With Mike?

In Book 1, we discover how Cubbie, a special being from the magical land of Baltar and his very unusual dog Dot meet, and made friends with three human boys, Derek, Brian and Christopher.

This book opens with the boys making special food for Cubbie and learning more about the wonderful things which happen on Baltar.

Then a new family move in next door, they have a son called Mike and a dog called Spark. Mike is shy, and when Cubbie, Dot and the boys discover why, they decide to help him.

However, danger is still out there for Cubbie, Ayron soldiers have arrived to capture him, but luckily the little group and their new friend Mike save the day, with a little help from Dot!

I think, in this, the second book of the series, this talented author and illustrator has continued to convey important messages about friendship, understanding and acceptance of differences in a wonderful way using her very special characters.

Available on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/Cubbie-Blue-His-Dog-ebook/dp/B00ANAYDF0/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_3_42BQ

Barnes & Noble as a Nook book here  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/cubbie-blue-and-his-dog-dot-book-2-whats-up-with-mike?keyword=cubbie+blue+and+his+dog+dot+book+2+whats+up+with+mike&store=ebook

Cubbie Blue and His Dog Dot – Book 1 Written and Illustrated by Randa Handler

A wonderful story of friendship and discovery.

Cubbie Blue and His Dog Dot - Book 1

Cobolt is a Baltarian, he’s very small, blue and has a long flowing beard. His dog Dot has four ears and two tails and they come from a magical place called Baltar.

Disobeying his father, Cobolt plays with his new birthday present a moon-hubber and finds himself and Dot transported to the U.S.A.

At first, they are very scared of the giant people and cover themselves with invisible dust, but then they watch three boys playing happily together and decide to follow them home.

The boys are just as scared, when they discover the two special beings, with supernatural powers, but soon they all become the best of friends and a strong bond develops. Cobolt is renamed Cubbie, and he tells them about Baltar, and how he can telepathically hear his friend Astra warning him that the horrible soldiers from Ayron are after him, but that he cannot contact her back.

Together a strong friendship develops between the human boys and the special beings, as they all discover a lot about taking care of each other, the world around them, and the importance of friendship.

This is a lovely story, colourfully illustrated, which should appeal to children worldwide.

Available on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/Cubbie-Blue-His-Dog-ebook/dp/B00ANAI0GS/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_3_4293

Barnes and Noble as a Nook book here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cubbie-blue-and-his-dog-dot-book-1-randa-handler/1113957566?ean=2940015722376

Starlight City by Radford Lee

Sci-fi action at its best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We begin this story far in the future with Black and his stealth pod crew who are stationed on Harmonica, a spaceport city orbiting Earth’s terra-formed moon. They are instructed to intercept an unresponsive spacecraft and inside they discover a beautiful but lethal humanoid woman.

Then, we then leap forward in time to find Black, miraculously reborn on an unfamiliar planet called Neon and in a place called Starlight City. Here where humans, robots and other combinations exist, Black discovers he is a wanted man.

Hazy memories surface as he fights to discover who he is and why the leader Nahzir wants him so badly.

Soon others are involved, some with their own ghosts from the past, and together they share a great adventure where incredible discoveries are made.

The author has an amazing imagination and insight into cyberspace. This book is fast moving and exciting with enough imaginative future technology to keep even the most demanding technophobe happy.

Available at Amazon in Paperback here http://www.amazon.com/Starlight-City-Radford-Lee/dp/1478375043/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1365762858&sr=1-1&keywords=starlight+city

and on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/Starlight-City-ebook/dp/B00AWU8KDW/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1365762943&sr=1-1&keywords=starlight+city

A Nightingale in the Sycamore by Kathleen Jarvis

Just for authors:  Many years ago in Suffolk U.K. Kathleen Jarvis, a Vicars wife wrote this book ‘A Nightingale in the Sycamore.’ My Grandmother’s mentioned in it, and my Dad’s rabbits – it is a priceless keepsake in our family. Writing is a work of love; remember you might not make a fortune, and however few books sell you have still done it! Someone will remember you and hold a copy of your book precious.

AGE OF THE GENTILES And The WHITE GOD DELUSION: A True Logical bible Study On, Race, Sex, Power, Politics and War by Timothy Hugee

The new black Semite Prophet: A controversial point of view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I started this book, it was with an open mind, not really knowing what to expect. This open attitude soon changed when I started reading.

Timothy Hugee’s childhood, upbringing and life experiences have lead him to believe he is the new black Semite prophet.

This book is written as a logical Bible study for black Semites, and contains an incredible amount of in-depth research, thought provoking statements and controversial views.

Being a white Christian it was very strange for me to read, as, it goes against all the religious teachings throughout my life. I have no problem with some of his observations, for example, that Jesus was in reality black not white, is believable. However, I found his generalised attacks on all white people (gentiles), their beliefs, lifestyle and his lack of compassion in any way for them very vehement.

I fully acknowledge that the black Semite people throughout history, have been very badly treated; by many different nations and that, they still feel discriminated against now. Also, I can see that for young, and indeed all, black Semites, this book and the observations that Timothy Hugee makes, will be empowering, however, if you are not black Semite you will find the words it contains disturbing.

In conclusion, Timothy Hugee is obviously a very passionate man, and he believes that he has received from God the vision of prophecy and has been chosen to tell the world. He has, produced an amazingly well researched and fact filled book, which is fine, if you are one of the chosen.

Available:-

at Amazon.com in Hardback  http://www.amazon.com/Age-The-Gentiles-White-Delusion/dp/1477278001/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1_G9AT

at Amazon on Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Age-Gentiles-White-Delusion-ebook/dp/B00A05X5B6/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1365444848&sr=8-1&keywords=age+of+the+gentiles+and+the+white+god+delusion

at Barnes & Noble in Paperback  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/age-of-the-gentiles-and-the-white-god-delusion-timothy-hugee/1113637095?ean=9781477277997

at Barnes & Noble as a Nook book http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/age-of-the-gentiles-and-the-white-god-delusion-timothy-hugee/1113637095?ean=9781477278017&itm=1&usri=age+of+the+gentiles+and+the+white+god+delusion

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Where Are the Dino’s written by Julia Dweck and illustrated by Bob Ostrom

A bright and imaginative rhyming storybook about Dinosaurs.

Available here http://www.amazon.com/Where-Are-the-Dinos-ebook/dp/B00C3O6T2Y/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364742610&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=where+are+all+the+dino%27s+by+Julia+Dweck

Everyone knows that children love asking questions, but when a guide takes a group of children around the zoo, he is unprepared for the deluge of questions asked by one particular little fellow.

Children are fascinated by dinosaurs.

Why are there none at the zoo?

What do they like to do?

Find out how he answers all the questions, and then enjoy the extra things to do and learn at the back of this wonderful, brightly illustrated book.