Book review : Always & Never

Book : Always and Never

Author : Lisa Shumate

Genre : Self Help, Personal Growth, Happiness, Motivational and Inspirational

Date Published: April 11, 2019

Publisher: Lucid Books

Excerpt:

ALWAYS do as you say you will.
Make your commitments a priority, and you’ll earn something
invaluable: trust. The ability to build and keep trust is worth more than anything else you can bring to the table. No skill, degree, or talent can replace reliability. Trust is the connective
tissue between you and every important relationship in your life, including your parents, spouse, boss, coworkers, and friends.

About Author:

Lisa Trapani Shumate is Associate Vice President of the University of Houston System and General Manager of Houston Public Media, and also serves as Executive Director of the Houston Public Media Foundation. She holds national leadership roles with PBS and the Public Television Major Market Group Board.

Lisa has more than 20 years of media management experience, is the recipient of numerous awards, and participated in an International Business Residency in China. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston.
Lisa is expanding her media footprint to publishing with the goal of sharing wisdom and encouragement with young men and women entering adulthood.

Review by Shahnila Hassan;

Always and Never is a book basically about to empower your intuition. It will teach and guide you that how you can simplify the golden rules. By following this not only you can live a peaceful life moreover you can know the importance of yourself. It is very necessary to know the value of your conscience. There are almost 20 truths which demonstrates very well. Author compared and explain the rules which one can do ‘always‘ and ‘never’ . I appreciate the author for spreading the love and wisdom which one can get by her/his own experience. This book is a little gift for those who care for their love one. Other than this the book is very precise and practical.

Contact Links

Website: https://alwaysandneverbooks.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisashumateauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shumatelisa

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lisas8967

RABT Book Tours & PR

Book review : Those Who Seek God.

Date Published: April 11 2019

Childrens / Juvenile Fiction : Religious – Christian – Values & Virtues / Juvenile Fiction : Rlittlesjl1 – Christian -Animal- General

Rating: 4/5
Date Published: April 11 2019

Publisher: Lucid Books

Blurb:

God Wants to Be Found! In ‘Those Who Seek God’, little readers will enjoy a sweet story about young animals wanting to learn more about God. Through Bible verses and conversations with loved ones, these characters discover that seeking God is simple. He wants to be found!

Small and big kiddos too, snuggle in close as you listen to how the swan, otter, kitten, caterpillar, and others learn more about God and what it means to seek Him.

Review by Shahnila:

⭐ Cute little story for kids who are curious to know about the nature. Tho facts that are older than their ages. Writer explained accordingly to little readers mind.

⭐ Simple language and easy book to understand.

⭐ Including religious verses.

⭐ Described with the help of beautiful illustration.

About the Author

Niki Milburn is a proud homeschooling mama, with a degree in elementary education. She loves Jesus, coffee, adventure, hiking with her family, and picture books! Niki grew up in Greencastle, Indiana but currently lives in the suburbs of

Atlanta with her high school sweetheart Nate, their two boys—Miles and Maguire, an English Bulldog, and a rescue pup. You can connect with Niki on Instagram (@nikimilburnatl).
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Book blitz `The tracker´

Book blurb:
I’m a trained killer. An expert tracker.I’ve done despicable things. My soul is damaged. My body impaired. That’s what happens when you are a soldier for The Company. I was discharged a year ago. Now I am a dreg. Worthless. With a bounty on my head. I’ve become a creature of the night, hiding in an underground maze during the day. Because I’m not ready to die yet.She comes to me one night, needing my help to find her sister. The moment I see her, I want her. Her goodness calls to me, makes me yearn for the impossible. She brings life back to the deadness inside me. I’m no good for her. I will do nothing but corrupt her. But I’m a callous bastard. I can’t resist her.I try not to care for her, but somehow she slips under my skin. She makes me weak. And there is only one thing in this world I am afraid of. Weakness.I’ll never be good enough for her, so I have to finish this job and send her on her way.Before she destroys me.

TRACKER EXCERPT:

“Where are we? Why am I here? My head’s a little fuzzy.”

Gordon nodded. “It’s the drugs they gave you. You’ll get used to it eventually. Before long, you won’t even remember your own name. They’ll give you a new one, depending on your skills. That is, if you survive long enough to learn some skills.”
Liam’s heart pounded harder. That didn’t make sense. The last thing he remembered was…he searched hard for a memory of some kind, but only came up blank. He couldn’t remember anything except his name, and that had barely come to him. He clung to that memory, not wanting to forget his name.
Liam. My name’s Liam. Don’t forget it. Don’t forget.
My name is Liam. Liam.
I’m Liam.
Liam who?
No last name came forward. No middle name. Just Liam.
It would have to be good enough.
Liam.How old am I?
He glanced down at himself. Faded jeans. Black hoodie. Converse sneakers. Wiry build. Not as old as Gordon.
He stared blankly at the big, redheaded kid.
How old am I?
Twelve.
He glanced back down at himself.
Yeah. I’m twelve. I think.
Panic gripped him again. He couldn’t be sure. What was going on? Why couldn’t he remember anything?
Gordon’s words finally sank home: It’s the drugs they gave you.
Liam’s heart rate kicked up even more, galloping in place like a tethered thoroughbred. Drugs? Who were they? What had they done to him? He shouldn’t be here. He should be home with…who? His family? Did he even have a family?
His head hurt, a fierce pounding that made him want to scream in agony. He clutched his head in his hands and groaned softly. “Why am I here? Why? I don’t understand.”
Gordon shrugged. “Why are any of us here? Because we’re expendable. I just hope you last longer than my last roommate did.”
Liam snapped his head up, the headache screeching to a sudden halt. “What happened to your last roommate?”
Gordon eyed him with a seriousness that made Liam flinch. “He didn’t survive the first round of tests.”
Tests? What tests? What was this guy talking about?
“This is freaking me out.” Liam jumped up from the bed. He paced across the cell to the bars. Staring out into the corridor, he shouted, “Help! Let me out of here! There’s been a mistake!”
A big hand gripped his shoulder. “Won’t do you any good, Liam. You can scream and cry until you’re hoarse. They won’t free you. You’re not a human being anymore. You’re a test subject. A lab rat.”
Liam spun his head around, his gaze locking on Gordon’s. “What do you mean? Who are they?”
Gordon sighed. “They are The Company. They own us now. From this point forward, you just need to concentrate on staying alive, because you can’t run, and you can’t hide. You’ll never escape.”
He gave Liam a sympathetic pat on the back and turned away.
“Welcome to hell, roomie.”

AUTHOR BIO:
Leslie Georgeson is the author of thestandalone mystery/drama NO SON OF MINE, the UNLIKELY HEROES romantic suspense series, the paranormal/sci-fi romance series UNDERNEATH, and the newly released THE DREGS, a military romantic suspense series.
Leslie lives with her husband anddaughter on a quiet country acreage in Idaho. She is currently working on The Extractor, the seventh book in The Dregs series, and anticipates an August 1, 2019 release.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

http://lesliegeorgeson.com

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Leslie-Georgeson/e/B00I2T6QFO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7827259.Leslie_Georgeson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlesliegeorgeson/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lesliegeorgeson

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“Thank you Shalini and digital read blog tour”

Book review : The last Nomad

Author : Heramb Sukhathankar

Rating : 5 / 5

Genre : suspense, fiction

Review by Shahnila Hassan 

A book that indulges everyone’s interest”

“Another successful book by Heramb”

Writer described very beautifully about each phases of lifestyle. From a slum boy to a modern educated man. A story from a Rahul to Ryan. 
In each stage Ryan’s life became more complicated. Something is there to know. Some part of his life is hideously and he was curious to know about this. Perhaps Nature was playing hide and seek with Ryan.

Although his continues struggle helps him to accomplished his mission and he sorted the secret that lies behind it. 

To know more about the journey of Rahul to Ryan. You must read the book.

Indeed the best suspense fictional story.

I love the story from beginning. No one can imagine where the story takes them. But the bonding of evolution is engrossing. 

The last Nomad” title is very suitable. Before start reading I was confused about the title but now I must say writer described the title in very appropriate way. 


Book description : 

Every moment of Rahul Gite’s childhood has been etched with strange stories: untold stories from the dark and dreary lanes of thriving Shantinagar slum in Bombay. Written by nameless faces out of the thrust for survival, these are stories of love, hate, greed and belief. But everyone despises them; they bring us face to face with life—off guard and will-less. Then there is Ryan Davis, enjoying the ancient myths and legends from his parents, sitting in the drawing room of a well furnished apartment in Sagamihara, Japan—the land of hope. Life in Sagamihara has been nothing short of a fairy tale: streets bathing in the beautiful pink cherry blossoms, autumn leaves floating at the mystical Lake Sagami and gigantic kites magnificently soaring in the skies during the Sagami Giant Kites Festival. Every new day is a story soaked in fantasy, leaving Ryan longing for more. One day by happenstance, Rahul and Ryan meet each other at the crossroads of life. Will they have to let go the stories they have cherished?

Anniversary celebration ❇ The booktube your shelf daily reader


There are two types of widgets that bloggers could use as an excerpt. The headlines widget features the newpaper’s daily post headlines. The nomad widget is a mini snapshot of the paper. The widgets work on blogs that can use javascript.  You can see what they look like here: https://readeropolis.blogspot.com/2019/02/embed-newspaper-on-your-blog-or-website.html

The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader turns one year old this March. [Cue the party music!] The time has flown by so quickly. My to-be-read list has expanded even faster. As a reader, you know that is both a good and bad thing. LOL!

YouTube for the Bookish?

YouTube.com is the second most visited website in the world – where over 1.9 billion logged-in users visit each month. And each day, people watch over a billion hours of video and generate billions of views. While many people are aware of the music videos, make-up channels and gaming channels on the platform, far fewer know about the great bookish content available on YouTube. BookTube is a community of content creators on YouTube that film videos about books. The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader is a daily online newspaper featuring social shares from booktubers (including authortubers) and some bookish neighbors (like bloggers and readers). Are you familiar with BookTube?

YouTube trailer: 

https://youtu.be/9lFcDYEszvM

Once Upon A Time…

Between changes in YouTube’s algorithm and my book reading taste, it was a struggle for me to keep up with my favorite booktubers and keep a look-out for new booktubers. I knew many other fans of BookTube were having similar problems.

When YouTube changed it’s monetization rules in early 2018, many people, including myself, worried about it’s overall impact on small content creators. As I looked at my personal BookTube channel list, I thought, “What can I do to help support and encourage bookish content creators?” Then poof! The idea for The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader popped into my head. [Yes, with a poof]. What started out as an idea in March of 2018 has morphed into a passion project with an online newspaper and email newsletter.

Find Your Next Favorite…

One of the goals of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader project is to help you find your next favorite booktuber. Check out the Videos section of TBYSDR for suggestions on bookish YouTube videos to watch. It features over 25 videos each day. https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/videos

Another goal of the project is to help you find your next great read. In The BookTube Your Shelf web newspaper, you’ll find a variety of posts like:

  • Book News

  • Book Giveaways

  • Book Reviews

  • Videos about Books

  • Videos about Reading

  • Videos about Writing

  • Book Trailers

Don’t Miss A Thing.

Don’t struggle with searching for book-related videos in the YouTube hay stack. Subscribe to The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader Email Newsletter to have the paper delivered to your email inbox. https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/

Be sure to “Like” the TBYSDR Facebook page to stay up-to-date on the latest edition. https://www.facebook.com/BookTubeYourShelf/

But wait… there’s more!

During March I will be hosting a month-long event called BookTube Z to A, highlighting BookTube channels on YouTube, at the Readeropolis book blog. Look for the hashtag #BookTubeZtoA on your favorite social sites.

You can follow all of the anniversary celebration events by joining the Facebook anniversary event page (click “Going” to get updates): https://www.facebook.com/events/358689728051151/

So, let’s chat in in the comments.

Do you watch book-related videos on YouTube? What are some of your favorite BookTube Channels?

Have you checked out the latest edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader?

BookTube, keep doing what you’re doing. You’re hands down amazing!

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Book blitz ; Blueberry Pancakes

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Book Blurb

Writing songs for a would-be pop star is painful. When young, gay songwriter Duncan falls in love, he writes a love song. When he gets dumped, he writes a break-up song. Luckily for his songwriting career, his love life is a roller-coaster.

When his long-term boyfriend breaks up with him, Duncan finds solace in music. And pancakes, of course. With the help of his sassy diva singer and best friend Marlene, her ex-boyfriend guitarist, and a local music producer, they form a musical dream team to produce songs to pitch to agents, and for Marlene’s promising singing career.

A new guy here, a new guy there, they are delicious distractions, but this drama fuels new and better songs. And that ex? He just won’t seem to go away. But it all pays off when they have their first number one hit with a teenybopper all-girl band.

Not everything in their favorite hangout-a breakfast restaurant called Pancake Heaven-is rainbows and maple syrup. The all-girl band drops them as songwriters, and they squabble with one another over their musical future. Will they find the success they can be proud of?

Blueberry Pancakes is a contemporary gay drama about falling in and out of love, the price of success, and walking through the world with confidence.

Book Excerpt

I don’t remember how many couples he introduced me to at this party, and I forgot most of their names. In each case, Christopher introduced me as my Duncan. I never thought of myself as being so much of a catch that somebody would be proud to be with me, the way I felt proud to have Jesse when we were together.

    “I need a drink,” I whispered in his ear.

    “Just a few more,” he said.

    Bradley approached us again, and three more couples followed. We made a circle, and everybody shot off questions in rapid succession. It started off easy with questions about my work and where I grew up, but then developed into an interrogation of whether I owned summer homes and stock portfolios. Was I supposed to feel bad I didn’t? One guy leaned in and asked how attached I was and if I wanted to keep my options open. He wore thin-rimmed glasses that fell down his nose as he raised his eyebrows.

    “I’m happy where I am,” I said. I wasn’t sure if that was a lie or not, but I certainly didn’t want to get it on with a guy asking people if they would cheat on their partners after just meeting them.

    “You’ll break soon enough,” he said, winking. “When it happens, I’ll be there.”  

    A flamboyant guy with a pure-white, faux-fur sweater and hot pink jeans chimed in. “I have a brownstone in Lincoln Park. You should come see it sometime. It has a hot tub on the rooftop with a nice view of downtown.” I couldn’t concentrate on remembering his name because the sweater was distracting me.

    “I bet you like being the pretty one,” said a voice behind me. Behind me, a drag queen with a Jackie O wig smiled at me. She had really broad shoulders or was just wearing shoulder pads underneath her shimmering black dress. “You’re the pretty one. Don’t act like you don’t know it.”

    The notion stopped me in my tracks. Was I? Is that why Christopher was so adamant about calling me arm candy? Jesse was always the pretty one when we were together. I scanned the room and mentally ranked the attractiveness of each person. At first, I hated myself for being so shallow, but then I told myself it was in the name of scientific research. I guessed I would rank decently in this crowd of gay men who ranged from their mid-20s to their 50s. There were so many hotties. I came across a guy standing near the fireplace and figured he was without a doubt cuter than me. He had a nice body and was not afraid to show it off. This was the first time another guy caught my eye since I met Christopher.

    “If I were with you, I’d tell you how pretty you are every single day,” said the drag queen. “I’d praise the day someone like me could get someone like you.” She opened her arms to hug me, and I demurred. Where was Christopher to save me?  

Author Bio

Anton Lee Richards is a queer writer from Chicago. In a previous life, he worked in IT. In a previous life before that, he was a songwriter. He lives in Chicago with his partner and his Instagram-star bunny.

Author Contact Details and Social Media

anton@antonleerichards.com

www.AntonLeeRichards.com

https://www.facebook.com/antonleerichards/

https://twitter.com/antonleerichard

https://www.instagram.com/antonleerichards/

Book links

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N5FZ89T

Thank you Shalini and digital reads blog tour for giving me this opportunity.

Book review ; Once upon a reunion

Author : Nithya Sashi

Genre : Romance, suspense

Rating : 3 / 5

About author :

Nithya Sashi is an author and book reviewer from Chennai. She lives with her human family and three fishes. To earn some paper currency, she slogs at a day job creating e-learning courses and manages to balance her remaining personal time between her various writing engagements, her husband, and their fishes, in that order. She has written 2 romance titles and several short stories. One of them, Kalyani, got shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story award for the year 2018. Once Upon a Reunion, is her third fiction and first literary fiction title.


Review by Shahnila Hassan ;

Once upon a reunion is about a love, hate, betrayal, revenge etc.

– A tale of romantic journey

Nirmala is a married girl. Her husband Sreenivas, was loving and an exemplary husband. But a river of memories never stopped in Nirmala’s mind about her ex boyfriend Suresh. They loved each other but they broke up. Later on Nirmala married to sreenivas.

One day Nirmala’s best friend Arti called her and invited her in “reunion”. Reunion which changed the Nirmala’s life

After A lot of brainstorming Nirmala agreed to join them. Where she met Suresh after along time. There were other friends too who joined this reunion.

But suddenly, everyone got the attention of screaming and what next !!

They found Suresh’s dead body.

> what happened to Suresh? And how he died?

> what are the secret that lies behind the death of Suresh?

>why Suresh want to meet Nirmala?

A lot of intriguing queries raised..

Who cheated whom?

Who are the true lovers and who are the enemies?

An interesting tale of love and you will definitely love to know the suspense.

Cover :

I don’t like the cover much. Probably it doesn’t matches to title.

Writing style :

Author depicted a story in very simple way which I like the most.

Book description ;

Have you ever sat late into the night, missing an ex, and going over hundreds of ‘what-if’ scenarios? 
Have you loved someone to the point of losing your mind? 

Like most Indian women who have loved, lost, and settled for an arranged marriage, Nirmala secretly pines for her ex-lover, Suresh, even as she leads a happy, mostly peaceful life with Sreenivas, her husband. 

Memories of her first love resurface occasionally, disturbing her present life. 

Unable to fully love Sreenivas with the insane intensity she had felt for Suresh, she is conflicted and lives in a parallel world, always tormented by the probability of a what-if!

It is at this time that her school friends plan a high school reunion, which her ex-lover, Suresh would also be attending. Nirmala sees this as an opportunity to bring a closure to that chapter of her life. But she is torn by the uncertainty and the upheaval this might cause. She fears that her meeting with her ex-boyfriend might ruthlessly tear apart the delicate fabric of her marriage. 

And at the reunion, her world turns on its head.

Suresh is found dead.

Was it suicide? If not, who was the murderer?

Nirmala is crippled by the shock. But blame quickly falls on her as the ex with a motive and before she realizes she is in the police net. 

How does she manage to escape? And what effect does this have on her marriage?

Thank you ARL literary services for giving me chance to review this amazing book.