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Below the Moon + Giveaway

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Join Us for this Book Series Tour from Jul 7 to Aug 10, 2020! A Wrinkle in Time meets The Princess Bride.” - Review by Lee Lee Thompson, The Perpetual You Magazine

“Chute’s novel weaves STAR WARS-like characters with a WONDER-like message to form an enrapturing read for booklovers of all ages.” - US Review of Books

Fast and bizarre… Never a dull moment. - Foreward Reviews
SERIES DETAILS:

Series Title:  The 8th Island Trilogy by Alexis Marie Chute
Category:  Young AdultFiction (13 to 17 yrs) (368 to 448 pages)
Genre:  fantasy, adventure, coming of age, ya, adult
Publisher:  SparkPress.
Release dates: Jun 2018; Oct 2019; Apr 2020
Content Rating: PG: Battle scenes and death depicted.



Series Description:

The 8th Island Trilogy includes Above the Star, Below the Moon, and Inside the Sun. Over the three books, we follow the adventures of a quirky family, the Wellsleys. The main characters are frumpy senior citizen Archie, his daughter-in-law, Tessa, and his ill fourteen-year-old granddaughter E…

Multiverse

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Set in the near future, world trade has collapsed and the American economy has entered a depression. The economically dispossessed are drifting into camps that are being set up in city parks across the country. Invited to the White House, the charismatic evangelist, Richard Preston, offers up a radical idea. In Congress the Nationalists, led by Milo Meadows III and Moralists, led by President Henry Dukes, are increasingly resorting to the black arts as they vie for the power held by the still dominant Rationalists whose belief in scientific management is being challenged on all sides. While Carrie Holden, a budding astrophysicist is being prevented from getting her doctorate by the backlash against science, her friend Jay Chandler is soliciting support from the billionaire Marjory Anhauser in his bid to run for election to the House on the Moralist ticket.


My Review
The concept of this book is made even more believable by the current state of affairs that we are experiencing in the worl…

His&Hers

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There are two sides to every story: yours and mine, ours and theirs, His & Hers. Which means someone is always lying.

Anna Andrews finally has what she wants. Almost. She’s worked hard to become the main TV presenter of the BBC’s lunchtime news, putting work before friends, family, and her now ex-husband. So, when someone threatens to take her dream job away, she’ll do almost anything to keep it.

When asked to cover a murder in Blackdown―the sleepy countryside village where she grew up―Anna is reluctant to go. But when the victim turns out to be one of her childhood friends, she can’t leave. It soon becomes clear that Anna isn’t just covering the story, she’s at the heart of it.
DCI Jack Harper left London for a reason, but never thought he’d end up working in a place like Blackdown. When the body of a young woman is discovered, Jack decides not to tell anyone that he knew the victim, until he begins to realise he is a suspect in his own murder investigation.

One of them knows mo…

Renting with the Rival

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All’s fair in love and real estate…

I’m not much of a New Year’s resolutions kind of girl, but I do have two intentions this January:

1. Find the perfect place to start my yoga studio—hello, independence!
2. Move to my own apartment because twenty-eight’s too old for a roommate, anyway.

When I finally find the perfect building, Parker Atwood has to show up from my past to ruin everything. My high school nemesis is three thousand miles from Hawaii, bidding against me for the one place that checks both goals off my list in one fell swoop.

Grownup Parker with his rock star reputation and smoldering eyes. Parker, whose charismatic smile makes a traitor of my heart.

I should power-walk for the Seattle hills, but he offers me a deal I can’t pass up—rather than outbid me, he’ll split the space with me—and the rent. Yoga studio by day, recording studio for his broody music by night. I can have my dream, but only if Parker comes too.

Now I have two new intentions:

1. Try not to strangle Parker Atwood.…

Places I've Taken My Body

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Indispensable essays on the body, mind, and spirit by Molly McCully Brown, author of the acclaimed poetry collection, The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, a book the New York Times described as “part history lesson, part séance, part ode to dread. It arrives as if clutching a spray of dead flowers. It is beautiful and devastating.” In seventeen intimate essays, poet Molly McCully Brown explores living within and beyond the limits of a body―in her case, one shaped since birth by cerebral palsy, a permanent and often painful movement disorder.  In spite of―indeed, in response to―physical constraints, Brown leads a peripatetic life: the essays comprise a vivid travelogue set throughout the United States and Europe, ranging from the rural American South of her childhood to the cobblestoned streets of Bologna, Italy. Moving between these locales and others, Brown constellates the subjects that define her inside and out: a disabled and conspicuous body, a religious con…