#BookBlitz “Become, An Inspirational Journal” by Hope Mueller

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Self-Help Journal

 

Date Published: August 24, 2021

Publisher: Hunter Street Press

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Goal setting is not the answer to all life’s complications and hardships. It is a process to define what you want your life to look like, to be. Goal setting allows you to reflect, to be conscious about your choices, and helps prioritize your time and attention. The beauty is you do not have to wait for New Year’s Eve to begin! You can start any day, anywhere, any time. Become is a 24-week inspirational, goal setting, journal, which reminds you of your awesomeness and helps you focus on the good things in your life.

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About the Author

Hope Mueller leads a consulting firm, Hunter Street Press, and is studying for her mBA. Hope is passionate about making a difference and founded Hunter Street Charity (www.hunterstreetcharity.com) and the Mueller Family Scholarship. She is an author, motivational speaker, and coach. Hope splits her time between Northern Illinois and Nevada with her f=husband, four daughters, and delightful grandson.

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#FREE “The Garden of Eden: A Romance Standalone” by Millie Belizaire

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Eden is an R&B superstar who has lost her passion for music. Andrew is a pastor who doesn’t believe in God. Although for different reasons, both of them move through life with an enormous amount of pressure on their backs.

On the night of her concert in New Orleans, Eden sneaks out of an afterparty and mistakes Andrew’s car for her ride home. Despite the fact that Eden claims she’s famous, Andrew’s never heard of her and he doesn’t care that she’s stranded.

Eden’s not used to people saying no to her. And that’s exactly what Andrew does, marking the beginning of a journey neither of them saw coming.

Andrew and Eden are unlike each other in many ways, but both are dealing with their own demons. Just as their issues threaten to crumble them both, they find each other.

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#BookSale “The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls” by Anissa Gray

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“If you enjoyed An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, read The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls…an absorbing commentary on love, family and forgiveness.”—The Washington Post

“A fast-paced, intriguing story…the novel’s real achievement is its uncommon perceptiveness on the origins and variations of addiction.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
One of the most anticipated reads of 2019 from Vogue, Vanity Fair, Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Essence, Bustle, HelloGiggles and Cosmo!

“The Mothers meets An American Marriage” (HelloGiggles) in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the relationships that sustain you can also be the ones that consume you.

The Butler family has had their share of trials—as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest—but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives.

Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned with and her younger sisters have alternately appreciated and chafed at her strong will. They are as stunned as the rest of the small community when she and her husband, Proctor, are arrested, and in a heartbeat the family goes from one of the most respected in town to utter disgrace. The worst part is, not even her sisters are sure exactly what happened.

As Althea awaits her fate, Lillian and Viola must come together in the house they grew up in to care for their sister’s teenage daughters. What unfolds is a stunning portrait of the heart and core of an American family in a story that is as page-turning as it is important.

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#FREE “The Many Lives of Ivy Wells: A Time Travel Thriller (Ivy Mystery Series Book 1)” by Michelle Files

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Dying is simple. Coming back is when things get interesting.

Ivy Wells never wanted to die. When she does, she thinks it’s all over. It isn’t.

When the 30 year old mother of two wakes up as a 12 year old, she has to navigate her life all over again. And she remembers everything, including the serial killer who is terrorizing her small town.

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The Many Lives of Sam Wells
The Many Lives of Jack Wells
The Many Lives of Georgie Wells

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#FREE “Little Girl Lost (Georgiana Germaine Book 1)” by Cheryl Bradshaw

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From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sloane Monroe novels comes a gripping new series about love, loss, murder, and a broken former detective who’s about to be drawn out of hiding.

For the past two years, Georgiana “Gigi” Germaine has been living off the grid, until today, when she hears some disturbing news that shakes her. Georgiana’s brother-in-law has been murdered, her seven-year-old niece kidnapped. As the hours waste away, Georgiana races back to a town she left behind, and a former life she’s still not ready to face.

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#BookSale “Night Shift” by Stephen King

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Stephen King’s first collection of short stories showcases the darkest depths of his brilliant imagination and will “chill the cockles of many a heart” (Chicago Tribune). Featuring “Jerusalem’s Lot,” the basis for the upcoming tv series Chapelwaite.

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#Excerpt “Gobbledy, A Novel” by Lis Anna-Langston

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Holiday/Middle Grade

Date Published: 10-24-2020

Publisher: Spark Press

 

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Ever since eleven-year-old Dexter Duckworth and his brother, Dougal, lost their mom, everything has been different. But “different” takes on a whole new meaning when, one day just before Christmas (or Kissmas, as they call it), Dexter finds a golden rock in the forest that hatches into an adorable alien.

Gobbledy is smarter than he seems and is lost on planet Earth. Before long, Gobbledy takes Dexter, Dougal, and their best friend Fi on an adventure of friendship, family, and loss―one that requires them all to stay out of trouble, protect Gobbledy from a shadowy group called the Planetary Society, and prepare for their school’s Winter Extravaganza
Play, where Dexter has to be a dreaded Gingerbread Man.

 Gobbledy is a fun-filled holiday story that adds up to two brothers, three friends, unlimited jars of peanut butter, a ketchup factory, and one little alien far, far from home.

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 2021 Independent Press Awards Winner in Holiday

2021 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Silver Medal Winner

2021 Book Excellence Awards Finalist in Holiday

2020 New York City Big Book Awards Winner in Holiday

2020 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Gold Medal Winner

2021 15th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards Finalist

Praise for Gobbledy

“Hugely entertaining as well as emotionally moving.”

―Kirkus Reviews

 “This charming alien-in-the-attic story boasts engaging characters,
witty storytelling, and a furry little beast that will eat anything, all
wrapped up in a warm holiday package.”

―Booklife

 “A delightfully entertaining novel by an author with a genuine flair
for originality and the kind of narrative storytelling style that will fully
engage the imaginative attention of appreciative young readers ages 8-11,
Gobbledy by Lis Anna-Langston . . . will prove to be an immediate and
enduringly popular addition to elementary school, middle school, and
community library collections.”

―Midwest Book Review

 “In Gobbledy, Lis Anna-Langston offers her readers a sparkling novel
of discovery, adventure, and the abiding consolation of friendship . . .
Eleven-year-old protagonist Dexter’s progress from bumbling
troublemaker to triumphant (but still bumbling) hero is sweet, utterly
convincing, and thoroughly engaging. This novel’s generous heart won
me over from the get-go.”

John Gregory Brown, acclaimed author of A Thousand Miles from
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EXCERPT

“What do you think these things are?” she asks.

A loud wail comes from the new jar full of dirt.

Slowly, I lift the jar off the work table and unscrew the lid.

Fi and I look down at the strange bug. The little thing wails. It’s not much bigger than the two crickets standing on the sidelines, staring.

Fi looks at me with a wild look in her eyes. “Does your dad know?”

I shake my head. “Absolutely not. No. Dad will just make me take him back to the forest.”

I pull the lid off. The strange little bug opens his mouth really big.

“Okay, okay,” I whisper. “I’ll feed you, but you have to be quiet.”

He closes his mouth and blinks. For a second, I think he might actually understand what I’m saying.

There’s a bag of potato chips on the counter in the kitchen. I drop chips into the jar one by one, avoiding the crickets.

Chomp. Chomp. Chomp.

“Where’s the rock?” Fi asks.

Chomp. Chomp. Chomp.

The back door opens. Startled, Fi jerks upright abruptly, smacking her head on the slanted ceiling. I try to grab her hand as it flies past my face.  Her arms flap wildly as she falls in a woozy, slow motion out into the hall.

“Fi?” I say loudly.

            Ka-thunk.  

Fi?”  I drop to the floor next to her and check her pulse, like I’ve seen people do in movies.  “Can you hear me?”

She undoubtedly cannot.  She does not move or answer.

The jar wobbles on the wooden table.

“Excuse me,” I quickly step over her limp body and grab the jar.  I tighten my grip as it jerks around in my arms.  Hurky-jerky, it shifts against my shirt.  I hold tight and screw the lid back on.

“Dexter?”

            Huh? “What are you doing home, Dougal?” I yell.

“I live here.”

“I know that, but you’re early.”

“Not really. School is out. Dad asked Fran to pick me up because you got in trouble again, and he couldn’t leave work twice.”

“Umm…”

Fran walks into the hall and says, “Oh my gosh, what happened?”

I look left, then right.  Up, then down.  Over, then under.  My eyes settle on my backpack next to my work table. I shove the jar inside quick, listening to the hurky-jerky sound of glass tapping against my notebooks.  I cover the jar with my jacket and step quickly into the hall.

Fran pulls her hand to her mouth.  “What happened to Fi?”

Fi is on the floor where I left her.

“She was, ummm, we were doing our science projects and then she fainted.”

“I thought you had to turn those in today?”

“We did, but mine got loose and she was …”

I stare at her limp, oddly twisted body.

“Do you want me to perform CPR until the emergency workers arrive?” Dougal asks.

Fran rolls Fiona over on her back.  “They’ll be no emergency workers. I got this,” she says quietly, tapping Fi’s cheeks. “Fiona?”

Fi’s eyes pop open. “Wha?”

“You passed out, girl.  Are you okay?”

Huh?

Fran helps Fi to her feet.  She sways, woozy, reaching for the wall.

Their cat, Sir Shreds-A-Lot, scratches and howls at the back door.

“Don’t let that cat in,” Dougal says.  “He’s been sneaking up to the attic and eating the villagers in Mom’s village.”

“What’s the last thing you remember?” I ask Fi.

She rubs her forehead.  “Let me get an ice pack. I’ll answer that in a minute.”

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From my bedroom window I watch Fran walk Fi across the driveway.  Cool, gray light fans out across the dark outline of branches, highlighting the occasional dry leaf still hanging on.  Bats screech on their way down to the boulevard.  On the other side of the glass, silvery light glints off an abandoned spider web. As soon as they turn the corner, I go for the jar.

Dougal stands in the doorway, giving me the silent-but-deadly stare.  “What are you doing?”

It takes a second to manufacture a convincing lie.  “Looking at a spider web.”

Dougal studies me, his brow pinched tight.  He’s two years younger than me, but matures in dog years.  He clears his throat and announces, “We’ve got a family meeting tonight.”

I step away from the window.

            Clunk clunk clunk.

Starting with the closet, Dougal’s eyes trail around the room, stopping on my backpack.  “What’s that noise?”

I’m about to say I don’t hear anything when —

            Clunk clunk clunk.

He points.  “It’s in your backpack.”

“It’s a pack of Mexican Jumping Beans I bought today.”

Dougal tilts his head sideways like he always does when he doesn’t believe me.  “Can I see them?”

“I thought you wanted to talk about the meeting,” I blurt out.

He patiently lays his hand on the dresser and taps with his index finger. “Mexican Jumping Beans first.”

            Clank clank clunk.

My eyes jerk to the backpack.

            Clank clank clunk.

The sound is louder, more insistent.

            Clunk clunk clunk.

I walk over to my closet and pretend to look for something.  Anything.

Dougal clears his throat.

I ignore him.

More throat clearing.

I have a pretty good idea how stubborn he can be.  More than that, I’m worried he’ll tell Dad.  I can’t afford any more trouble. Whatever is in that jar could send me into Code Red.

“What?” I hiss, glancing back over my shoulder.

He points.  “You’re stalling.  I’m giving you one chance to tell me what you’re hiding.”

“Or what?”

“Or I’m calling the Humane Society and telling them you’re endangering the lives of Mexican Jumping Beans by keeping them trapped in a backpack.”

“They’re not trapped.”

“Prove it.”

I huff.  “Why won’t you drop the beans?”

“Because I know you.  Anything worth hiding is worth seeing.”

Okay.  He’s got me there.

            Clunk clunk clunk.

Dougal looks back at me.  “If you haven’t unzipped that backpack in ten seconds then I’m doing it.  One.  Two…”

“Okay.  Okay.” I stomp over.

He stops counting and stares at me instead.

            I can do this.  I place my hand on the zipper and jerk it to the side.  The jar is exactly where I left it.  Air holes poked in the top look like prehistoric code.  Lamplight glimmers off the metal.

            Clunk clunk clunk.

Dougal reaches down, but I snatch it up quick.

I pause, listening. “Close the door and lock it,” I whisper.My normally uncooperative little brother runs over, closes the door without a sound, and flips the lock.  My eyes squeeze shut for a second.  I carefully set the jar on the floor.  It wobbles.  Dougal walks over and kneels down.  I sit down on the floor and unscrew the lid. Sucking in a huge breath, I lean over and look inside.  Two glowing eyes stare back at me.  Dougal gasps and falls backwards on his heels.  The glowing eyes are attached to a small, furry body that’s grown to the size of a silver dollar.  A strange little bug.  The little furry thing opens his mouth and shrieks.  I put the lid back on.  A low wail emerges from the jar.

“What is that thing?” Dougal whispers.

I shrug.  “I don’t know exactly, but he’s getting bigger. I picked up a rock in the forest. I think he must have been stuck to it and I didn’t notice.”

“That’s definitely not a bug,” he says, matter-of-factly.  “I spent all last summer studying insects, and that’s not one of them.”

“It has to be a bug,” I insist.

The thing wails again.

I look down into the jar, suddenly realizing its empty. “He ATE my crickets! My last two crickets.”
Dougal crinkles his nose, “Eww.”

Everything inside the jar is gone, including the dirt. The bug opens his mouth wide and yowls.

“I think it’s hungry,” Dougal observes.

“It ate my grade.”

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About the Author

Lis Anna-Langston was raised alongside the winding current of the Mississippi River on a steady diet of dog-eared books. She attended a
creative and performing arts school from middle school until graduation and went on to study literature at Webster University. She is a Parents’
Choice Gold and a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Winner. She draws badly and sings loudly, and loves ketchup, starry skies, and stories with happy endings aliens.

You can find her in the wilds of South Carolina plucking stories out of thin air. Find more fab facts at http://www.lisannalangston.com.

 

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#NewRelease “His Secret Heir: Dread Lord’s Fated Mate: A SciFi Alien Romance (Khuldun Warriors Book 1)” by Celeste King and Emma Alisyn

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A matebond born in blood and betrayal. An obsessed alien warlord prince who will hunt her across galaxies rather than let her go. . .

CHANDA
I’m just your average gal, a fugitive on the run from the possessive barbarian warlord who tried to claim me as his mate and drag me back to his planet as a blood concubine.

I fled. He isn’t happy.

How was I supposed to know he was a prince?

And since I’m a wanted criminal on his planet, when he captures me, I don’t expect a happy reunion.

One savage warrior prince pissed off at having to hunt me across galaxies? Check.

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#BookBlitz “Cama, Your Special Friend” by Cheryl Beck

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Change, Kindness, Love, Forgiveness

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Publisher: Tellwell Talent

Introducing Cama: Your Special Friend, a unique little elephant who mysteriously arrives just when she is needed most.

In this collection of stories, readers will meet memorable characters from diverse backgrounds who are facing relatable struggles. Cama shows up with magical surprises while helping the characters, and the readers, find and express their own inner strengths to overcome life’s challenges.

Cama is the special friend you will wish for your children and grandchildren.

The characters are also diverse–one story centers on a Spanish-speaking family, while another follows a boy named Dayne who is trying out for the wheelchair basketball team. Children love the brightly colored, dreamlike watercolor illustrations in these relatable miniature dramas, while the straightforward prose is easy for new readers to understand. Children will easily identify with these characters and their familiar emotions–and long for a friend as special as Cama.

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Cheryl Beck is an artist and small-business owner living in Carstairs, Alberta. Most importantly, she is a mother and grandmother and enjoys these titles the most.

The first story of Cama: Your Special Friend arrived as a vivid dream, which Cheryl awoke to record in the middle of the night. Excited to share Cama’s adventures with her own grandchildren, Cheryl continued writing, creating a series of stories to comfort and inspire children around the world.

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#BookSale “Emergence: A Novel” by Shira Shiloah

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A SCALPEL WIELDING VILLAIN.
A HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THAT FAILS.
A WHISTLEBLOWER THAT PROTECTS HER PATIENTS – NO MATTER THE COSTS.

Trusted anesthesiologist, Dr. Roxanne Roth, is healing from the loss of her fiancé by consuming her time with work. It doesn’t hurt that her new love interest, Dr. Justin Kirkland, spends almost as much time at the hospital as she does.

Entranced in the throes and complications of new love, Roxanne looks forward to work every day. Her time at the hospital would almost be cathartic if not for Dr. D.K. Webb, a neurosurgeon, who is quickly amassing a pile of complaints – and bodies.

Despite trying to avoid Webb, Roxanne finds herself working alongside the doctor during a routine, low-risk surgery. Fueled by cocaine and ego, Webb intentionally sabotages the case, leading to the patient dying on the operating table.

Roxanne’s tenuous grip on recovery is shattered with her patient’s death, quickly replaced by anger and a drive for justice. Now Roxanne will do anything to protect her patients from the killer on the other side of the sterile surgical field—before he can silence her as well.

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