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Primordial

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  PRIMORDIAL by David Sobel, is a Crichton-like thriller that centers on the plights of two scientists separated by decades and borders but united in their obsessive quest for the physical location of the soul. Jonas, a hospital attorney, begins to suspect that someone is targeting patients in his NYC hospital. With the help of two residents, his search for answers will bring him face to face with a killer. Thought-provoking, both scientifically and ethically, PRIMORDIAL is a story that spans decades of medical and legal mystery, history and suspense. It will transport readers to a Nazi medical laboratory in World War II, then back to present day New York City where an unlikely trio, Jonas the experienced hospital lawyer, “Early” the quirky urology resident, and Rachel, the wickedly smart neurosurgery resident, struggle to piece together a series of unexplained killings. Debut author Dr. Sobel weaves his medical expertise and extensive historical research in a twisted tangle of secrets

Emma's Laugh

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  As Diana surveyed her newborn baby's face, languid body, and absent cry, she knew something was wrong. Then the doctors delivered devastating news: her first child, Emma, had been born with a rare genetic disorder that would leave her profoundly physically and intellectually disabled. Diana imagined life with a child with disabilities as a dark and insular one―a life in which she would be forced to exist in the periphery alongside her daughter. Convinced of her inability to love her “imperfect” child and give her the best care and life she deserved, Diana gave Emma up for adoption. But as with all things that are meant to be, Emma found her way back home. As Emma grew, Diana watched her live life determinedly and unapologetically, radiating love always. Emma evolved from a survivor to a warrior, and the little girl that Diana didn’t think she could love enough rearranged her heart. In her short eighteen years of life, Emma gifted her family the indelible lesson of the healing and

Our Table

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  Creative visionary of  The Word Collector ,  Happy Dreamer , and  The Dot , #1  New York Times  bestseller  Creative visionary of  The Word Collector ,  Happy Dreamer , and  The Dot , #1  New York Times  bestseller Peter H. Reynolds creates a tender, lyrical story of multigenerational love, tradition, and family coming together with gratitude and thanks. Celebrated, bestselling creator Peter H. Reynolds brings his signature touch of love and kindness to this special, timely picture book, as families now, more than ever, are rediscovering and reevaluating what means the most: time together with one another. Violet longs for the time when her family was connected: before life, distractions, and technology pulled them all away from each other. They used to gather at the table, with food and love, to make memories, share their lives, and revel in time spent together. But now her family has been drifting apart, and with nobody to gather around it, the table grows smaller and smaller. Can

Pulse

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  The world has no shortage of moral ambiguity, especially in the emergency room. Dr. Jackson is the emergency room physician who seems to have the big house, beautiful wife, and an impeccable reputation as one of the most respected emergency physicians in Dallas. As the author peels back the layers, Dr. Jackson's life isn't so perfect after all. Filled with unique twists, complex medical cases and personal issues, Pulse proves that there is always more to the story!  Pulse is the first book in the Vital Signs Series.  If you loved Netflix’s  Queen’s Gambit , you’ll love this series. My Review This book is the first in this trilogy. It is a great start to this trilogy. I can't wait to read the next two books. The incorporation of chess into this storyline is an intriguing plot twist. I was not sure how the chess was going to play into the storyline but once I saw how it was introduced; it made sense and works well.  There is actually no main character in my eyes. While, it

Book Tour: Stranded

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  Four college students decide to spend their winter break out in the middle of nowhere with no cell service or internet. Sounds like a great idea, right? I mean, what could go wrong? The answer—Everything. A fun vacation away from everything turns into a fight for survival, stranded far away from home. My Review Author, Nicole Dykes does not hold anything back. She starts this book out with a nice "How you doing", and in the next moment she is pulling the rug out from under your feet. Yet, Nicole makes up for it with Cooper and Everly.  I could feel all of the emotions coming from Cooper and Everly. There is the fear, loss, friendship, sexual tension, and love. I did not know how much I craved an emotional, steamy romance until I read this book. There is a lot of sex happening in this story but it never felt over the top or too much. This is because of where Cooper and Everly were coming from. A place of deep emotions that were real. All that I can say is that author, Nicole

Mockingbird in Mark Twain’s Hat + Giveaway

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Mockingbird in Mark Twain’s Hat by Kaia Alexander Publisher: Waterside Press, Oct, 2020 Category: Children’s illustrated chapter book Tour dates: May 27-June 30, 2021 ISBN: 978-1949001914 Available in Print and ebook, 138 pages Description Mockingbird in Mark Twain’s Hat Mockingbird in Mark Twain’s Hat , is an adventure story full of animals that talk. Wynne is a precocious mockingbird born in the rural south in the late 1800s. His whole family are singers, but at four days old, he wants to be a novelist just like his hero, Mark Twain. When crows attack his nest, he’s swept away on an epic adventure along the Mississippi River.  Wynne learns to read and write, makes new friends in surprising places, and is mentored by Mark Twain himself. Full of delightful quotes from Mark Twain, this novel for children ages 8-12 shines with important lessons of character, perseverance, love, and the importance of friendship.  My Review I feel like if you are a true reader, you have to be a fan of

Book Feature: The Teensy Weensy Virus

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  The Teensy Weensy Virus  provides a way for parents and caregivers to reinforce the importance of safety measures (like wearing masks, washing hands, and social distancing) to children, while giving kids the opportunity to ask questions and share their feelings. Embracing the latest science and backed by medical professionals, The Teensy Weensy Virus pairs simple, kid-friendly explanations with bright, colorful illustrations, while offering additional resources for adults and an informative song (sung to the tune of The Itsy Bitsy Spider) to help lighten the mood as families engage with this serious topic. Buy links: Amazon: B&N: About the Author & Songwriter: 200 words Sherri Rose grew up in Richmond, Virginia. As a retired pediatric and family nurse practitioner, as well and a hospice and palliative care nurse, she recognizes the critical importance of helping children understand what is happening during this pandemic that is currently sweeping our globe. COVID-19 has creat

Book Tour: The Kiminee Dream + Giveaway

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  Join us for this review tour from June 7 to June 18, 2021! Book Details: Book Title :  The Kiminee Dream: A Novel Author:   Laura McHale Holland ​ Category :  Adult Fiction (18+ and older), 342 pages Genre :  Literary fiction, magical realism Publisher :   WORDforest Release date :  April, 2020 Formats Available for review: print soft-back (USA and Canada), ebook (mobi for kindle, epub, pdf, Gifted Kindle) Tour dates :  June 7 to June 18, 2021 Content Rating :  PG-13 + M. A few scenes contain violence and sexual assault. These are not major aspects of the book and don't go into great detail, but these experiences have repercussions for some of the characters that they have to resolve. Book Description: A deeply poetic, riveting debut novel, The Kiminee Dream is a tale of Midwest charm and quirky characters, but with twists and turns that reveal a dark side you don't see coming. It's true that odd things happen in Kiminee, Illinois. Lilacs bloom

Book Tour: Bobos Babes Adventures: The Missing Egg + Giveaway

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  Join us for this tour from Jun 1 to Jun 22, 2021! Book Details: Book Title :  BOBOS BABES ADVENTURES: THE MISSING EGG by Karen Bobos Category :  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  28 pages Genre :  Children's Picture Book Publisher :  Playpen Publishing Release date:    March, 2021 Format available for review :  print-hardback (USA), pdf Tour dates : Jun 1 to Jun 22, 2021 Content Rating :  G for everyone. Book Description: In the magical land of Harmony, the Bobos Babes love adventure and helping friends in need. When they find out that the swan family has lost a soon-to-hatch swan egg, they are quick to help ... before it’s too late! Young readers and their families will enjoy the return of the Bobos Babes and their animal friends in this second title in the fanciful read-aloud picture book series. The Bobos Babes Adventures collection brings families stories of exciting exploits, magical missions, and caring friendships, showcasing that kindness, generosity, and thoughtful

Serious Little Catholics

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  Serious Little Catholics  follows Kathy Gereau, the oldest of seven children, as she grows up in the mid-'50s and '60s and makes her way through Catholic school alongside her siblings. Initially, she buys into the mysteries of faith and the litany of rules being spouted by the Sisters of Mercy. But when her fourth grade teacher tells the class that Kathy's sweet little Protestant grandmother would never be admitted into heaven, she begins to question the rigid dogma of the church. Later, she discovers that not all boys are as goofy as her brothers and struggles with the notion that it is a woman's responsibility to discourage men from the plague of impure thoughts. Even an innocent flirtation can sinfully lead men into a temptation they are not capable of resisting; it doesn't seem fair. Ultimately, with the help of her classmates and a few understanding teachers, she learns to laugh at the ridiculous bits of her religion--and discovers the spiritual message withi

Seductive Scoundrel

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Title: Seductive Scoundrel A Cocky Hero Club Novel Authors: Olivia Peters & Marlo Lanz Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: June 6, 2021 Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward's New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series. BL URB Dean McCormick Everything in my life is big from my penthouse to my ego, and I always get what I want. So when a mystery woman at a masquerade party leaves me with only her phone number, I’m annoyed – and intrigued. Mia is as smart as she is sexy, and she challenges my dominance in ways no one else has dared. But she’s also been lying to me, and a scandal from her past threatens my lucrative deal with the legendary Dex Truitt. I made a mistake letting her in. I might love her, but I can’t risk trusting her. Mia Ford When I fled Kansas for New York, I expected to have a fun, new life. Instead, I’ve become a workaholic with only a tiny

Rambee Boo's Lake Vacation + Giveaway

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  Join us for this tour from May 24 to Jun 11, 2021! Book Details: Book Title :  Rambee Boo's Lake Vacation by Reena Korde Pagnoni Category :  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7) ,  24 pages Genre :  Children's Picture Book Publisher :  Waman Books Release date:    April, 2021 Format available for review :  print (USA), pdf Tour dates : May 24 to Jun 11, 2021 Content Rating :  G for everyone. Book Description: The Rambee Boo Crew take a summer vacation to the Lake. Rock and Rambee are having so much fun that they don’t realize that Rambee Boo keeps dropping his Sock. Will Sock make it home with the duo at the end of the trip? My Review This is the first book I have read in this series. After reading this book, I will have to check out the others in this series as my niece did enjoy this one. We read it together. Rambee Boo is a cute lead character. In this book, Rambee Boo, his human, Rock and his trusty sock take a family vacation.  This is a cute story about Rambee Boo. He sur