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Book Buzz: Descension (Mystic) by B.C. Burgess: A 4.8 Star Fantasy Series Bestseller

June 19, 2012
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Descension (Mystic)“If you are looking for your next GREAT read, this BOOK is it! It grabs the reader in a tight hold and doesn’t release them until the last page.Masterfully crafted, it will transform you into a Mystical world that you will never want to leave!”  ~ Leona Chapman, Amazon Review

Hello Digital Book Today readers. Our Book Buzz segment today features author B.C. Burgess and her excellent book Descension (Mystic). How excellent? It currently is rated 4.8 stars on 39 reviews. This sort of rating just does not happen to an average book. Descension is about magic, love, and triumphing over evil. It is a bestseller in the Fantasy Series category and book #1 in the series. Follow the links over to Amazon and read some of the reviews. Readers are heaping piles of praise onto this book. If you are a lover of fantasy and series, then do yourself a favor and check out Descension. We don’t think you will be disappointed.

“Loved It! Couldn’t put it down! Captivates and draws you in from the beginning! Througly enjoyed this Wonderful Book! Can’t wait for the second in the series!” ~ Connie Williamson, Amazon Review

“Wow! I was blown away! I finished the book a couple weeks ago and haven’t stopped thinking about it since. I am dying to find out what happens next! The story grabbed me from the very beginning.” ~ Mwhiteland, Amazon Review

Book Description: Finding out you’re the most powerful witch in the world should make things easy, right? Wrong! Join Layla as she abandons her lonely existence in Oklahoma and embraces a life full of magic, love, heartbreak and danger.. Stretching from coast to coast and teeming with loathed villains and beloved heroes, Descension is rich with emotion, magic and intrigue. Whether the reader is laughing, crying or falling in love, they’ll find themselves invested in Layla’s fate through the rich dialogue and emotionally driven characters that weave the web of this fiery tale.  ..… Read more on Amazon. Read more »

Book Buzz: Fix by Force: Jason Warne: A Must Read for Teens and their Parents

June 18, 2012
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Fix by Force“This book is a must read for anyone especially the early teens. All kids between 12-16 should read this book. This will show them that there is no quick fix to life. Be happy with who you are and you will make it through life just fine. This is a great and inspiring story that all kids should know.  ~ Wayne Michaels, Amazon Review

Hello Digital Book Today readers. Our Book Buzz segment today features author Jason Warne and his gripping book Fix by Force. This is a must read book for parents and their teens (boys) especially if they are playing sports. This fiction story tackles the issue of being small, under developed, bullied, and an option that is widely available to teen boys. The use of steroids to drastically change their bodies. Fix by Force has received a well deserved 4.7 star rating on 24 reviews since the March 28th release date. Do yourself and your teen son a favor by reading Fix by Force. Approx: 188 pages.

“The best kind of book is one that leaves you thinking about it long after you’ve read the last word. Fix by Force is that kind of book. Ultimately, I am going to recommend this book to everyone I know, as it is the kind of story that every parent and teen should read.” ~ Sheri, Amazon Review

“A truly great rendition of being a teenager growing up in a struggle to fit in. Jason Warne paints such a detailed picture of most average teenage youths, and how they try to find ways to fit in…disregarding the consequences.” ~ Ryylerz, Amazon Review

Book Description:

Spencer doesn’t have a choice.He can’t choose to be different from what he is—the son of the town’s worst enemy, the weakling who can’t stand up for himself, the loser without friends. He can’t change the way things are. Or maybe he can. Immediate confidence. Rapid change. Instant hope. These are the things Spencer believes he needs to fix his life, and that is what the steroids promise—a quick fix. But promises can be broken and shortcuts are often treacherous, and Spencer must decide if those risks are worth the perceived rewards—if “artificial” hope is strong enough for him to be fixed, by force.… Read more on Amazon. Read more »

Book Buzz: This Time You Lose by Chris Stralyn: A 4.6 Star Thriller

June 15, 2012
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This Time You LoseThis story was easy to follow, well written and had me considering biting my nails, which I haven’t done in years. I hope this author is working on her next book as I will be waiting to read it.~ Nancy Decker, Amazon Review

Hello Digital Book Today readers. T0day our book buzz segment features This Time You Lose by Chris Stralyn. Book lovers of the thriller, suspense, and crime genres have given this novel a “must read” label. Really? This Time You Lose is rated 4.6 stars on 33 reviews! Read some of the reviews on this page or on Amazon and check out the comments. Many of the reviews commented on how the book grabbed them in the first pages and didn’t let go until the very end. This Time You Lose sounds more like “This Time You Win” when you read this book.

This Time You Lose is a tension-filled novel packed with action and emotion, which had me biting my nails the whole way through. More than that, however, it’s the story of one remarkable young woman. With her ability to show both courage and compassion in the face of terrible danger, Lisa is a true heroine and she will stay with me for a long time. ~ Jesssica Chambers, Amazon Review

“This book was awesome…fast paced, suspense filled. If you like thrillers, you will love it! It is easy reading. It was like watching a movie of the week.~ Kim, Amazon Reviews

Book Description: What would you do if street thugs invaded your home? What if you’re a daycare provider, caring for a dozen children at the time? Lisa Kaamp, a most unlikely heroine, faces just such a nightmare in This Time You Lose, the suspense driven story of one woman’s struggle to survive when she and the children she cares for become victims of a home invasion gone terribly wrong. Lisa Kaamp operates a small childcare business out of her home in Nogeksum, Michigan. Highly respected and known for going the extra mile for her daycare kids, she thinks she’s handled every daycare emergency possible. But nothing prepares her for the horror Read more »

Book Buzz: Yellowstone Heart Song by Peggy Henderson: 5.0 Stars on 18 Reviews!

June 9, 2012
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Yellowstone Heart Song (Yellowstone Romance Series)“Worth the Trip. This is the kind of book I have looked for but can rarely find. The story and characters stayed with me long after I closed the final page.” ~ Carol Spradling, Amazon Review

Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features Yellowstone Heart Song (Bk #1 in the Yellowstone Romance Series) by Peggy L. Henderson. This is a terrific historical romance book set in 1812. How terrific is it? Yellowstone Heart Song is rated a perfect 5.0 stars on 18 reviews!  This is a time travel romance but this device is just used to place the current day character back to 1812. So if you have never given this genre a try than Yellowstone Heart Song might just be the book to try. Do you enjoy reading a series? There are now 4 total books in this series. “Peggy Henderson has weaved a wonderful love story that brings Yellowstone in 1810 to life.” Go ahead and give it a try. We don’t think you will be disappointed.

“I love to discover a new author who sends me on a mental vacation. What better spot than Yellowstone? And with a genuine hunky mountain man, yet. This charming time travel love story has all the solid elements of romance–two people forced together in the same location, fighting their attraction for various reasons and finding True Love. ” ~ Dana Taylor, Amazon Review

“After finishing this I had to call my daughter and have her download it TODAY. I am going to get the two other books in the series too. I hope they are as good – but then when will I get any sleep? ” ~ Reading Mom, Amazan Review

Book Description: Nurse and avid backpacker Aimee Donovan is offered the opportunity of a lifetime. She encounters a patient who tells her he can send her two hundred years into the past to spend three months in the rugged Yellowstone wilderness at the dawn of the mountain man era. The only requirement: she cannot tell anyone that she’s from the future.

How did a white woman suddenly appear in the remote Rocky Mountain wilderness? Trapper Daniel Osborne’s first instinct is to protect this mysterious and unconventional woman from the harsh realities of his mountains. While he fights his growing attraction to her, he is left frustrated by her lies and secrecy.

Daniel shows Aimee a side of Yellowstone she’s never experienced. She is torn between her feelings for him, and exposing a secret Read more »

Book Buzz: Bad to the Bone by Katy Munger: Casey Jones Mysteries

June 7, 2012
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Bad To The Bone (Casey Jones mystery series)“The cover copy compares Katy Munger to Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton, but I find Casey Jones more interesting, complex, (and yes, sexy) than Stephanie Plum or Kinsey Milhone could ever hope to be.” ~ Jerry D. Rhoades, Amazon Review

Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features Bad to the Bone (Casey Jones Mysteries #4) by Katy Munger. The Casey Jones series has been enjoyed by readers who enjoy a strong  lead character (Casey Jones) who is a smart and gutsy female sleuth. Fans of Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton will not want to miss out on the adventures of the sassy Casey Jones. Bad to the Bone is rated 4.8 stars on 23 reviews (from the paperback and Kindle version combined), but now is available for the Kindle. There are currently 5 books in the Casey Jones mystery series. Book #1 is LegWork (4.2 stars on 44 reviews). Go ahead and grab a copy of Bad to the BoneFREE! Bad to the Bone is FREE from 6/6 – 6/10!

“I like my mysteries with a little meat on them and Casey Jones is certainly a meaty character–and all woman, to boot… This is an excellent series, and I eagerly await the next installment. Go get ‘em, Casey!” ~ A Customer, Amazon Review

“It is a true PI novel in that Casey figures out pretty early who her main suspect is and there are not a bunch of red herrings or suspects like in an Agatha Christie book. But the villain is great, especially if you have ever known someone like this particular villain which I would guess most people have.” ~ Sally from Denver, Amazan Review

Book Description: Don’t mess with North Carolina’s Casey Jones — smart mouth ex-con, unlicensed PI and reluctant partner to a Barry White wannabe. Casey’s big and bad, with attitude to match her altitude. Especially when she’s been double-crossed.

At first, Casey proves a sucker for the fragile blonde who claims her estranged husband has disappeared with their child. But when Casey locates the fugitive spouse a little too easily, she begins to suspect that the lovely Tawny Bledsoe has played her for a fool. Especially when Casey gets stiffed on the fee, then finds herself embroiled in a murder case with Tawny’s name written all over it. Bad check in hand and a bad taste in her mouth, Casey resolves to stop Tawny once and for all, but the battle quickly turns personal with Tawny proves more than a match for the the irrepressible Casey. Ego rattled, Casey laces up her high-tops to track her nemesis to Florida for a Saturday night cat fight. Casey must leave her sweet-and-sour southern ways far behind in order to prove that Tawny Bledsoe is one bad to the bone babe who belongs behind bars — no matter what it takes to bring her down. .Read more on Amazon.

About the Author:

Katy Munger is an American writer best known for writing the Casey Jones mystery series. She has also written under the name Gallagher Gray Read more »

Book Buzz: His Devious Angel by Mimi Barbour: A Dog Lovers Romance

June 2, 2012
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His Devious Angel - Angels Love Romance (Angels with Attitudes)“If you love tongue-in-cheek paranormal romances, you’ll love this story. This seemingly light-hearted romance touches on deep-seated fears and nemeses that only love and forgiveness can counteract. You will LOVE the ending of this story. And if you are a dog person, it’s a must-read.” ~ OnTheMark, Amazon Review

Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features His Devious Angel (Angels with Attitudes) by Mimi Barbour. This is a fun and funny love story that tackles some serious issues yet is a quirky angel love story plus paranormal romance that has been enjoyed by book readers of these genres. Do you love puppies and dogs? Could this be the “Devious Angel”? His Devious Angel was a finalist in the 2012 Gayle Wilson Contest and is currently rated an outstanding 4.6 stars on 22 reviews. Fans of Highway to Heaven and the Gifted Man will also love this story. If you enjoy any of these topics then we are sure you will find pleasure in reading His Devious Angel ($0.99).

“This is the type of story ereaders were made for, the kind you cannot put down. I laughed and cried and cracked up laughing. The hero wasn’t an Alpha nor a beta, he was just right, which was refreshing. The heroine was the perfect blend of the girl down the street and the women up the road. And if you own a dog you’ll love this story.” ~ Olivia Lavyn, Amazon Review

“Dog lovers will definitely enjoy this book. But even though I’m more of a cat lady, I still found Barbour’s novel entertaining to read. Her main characters, Liam and Sadie, are believeable and likeable. They’re realistically flawed, but also endearing. But her secondary characters are just as compelling.” ~ N Brandon, Amazan Review

Book Description: Can the sick-at-heart soldier get his life back together? And can Sadie overcome her dislike of the male species long enough to give him a chance…even after he runs into her with his convertible? Between an Italian Mama and doggies galore, this romance is a lot of fun.Read more on Amazon.

About the Author:

I’m an author who loves to read up-lifting stories about romance. Add in some time-travel, or maybe an angel, and it makes the story more fascinating because of the incredible possibilities. Mimi Barbour was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada too long ago to mention the date. She lives on the beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island and writes her paranormal romances with tongue in cheek and a mad glint in her eye. Asked why she prefers paranormal, she answers – chuckling. Read more »

Book Buzz: Living Lies by Kate Mathis: Agent Melanie Ward = Mystery, Suspense, Humor, and Romance

May 31, 2012
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Living Lies (Book 1 of the Agent Melanie Ward Novels)“I’m an avid reader of mystery thrillers and have been for over 40 years. Love to follow Eve, Duncan, Kay Scarpetta, Alex Cross, Lincoln Rhyme, Kinsey Milhone…just to name a few and just recently stumbled across my favorite new character, Secret Service Agent Melanie Ward. Read Living Lies (#1 in series) and Second Chance (#2) back to back and couldn’t put them down.” ~ Istout, Amazon Review

Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features Living Lies by Kate Mathis. Kate introduces us to Secret Agent Melanie Ward in the first book of this series. Living Lies is currently rated 4.3 stars on 28 reviews. This is in the mystery thriller genre with a combination of intrigue, suspense and romance all rolled into one. For readers who have enjoyed the strong female characters like Alex Cross, Kay Scarpetta, or Kinsey Milhone then Living Lies will be an excellent choice of a book. Second Chance (book #2 in the series and rated 4.6 stars) is also currently available.

“This is an awesome book and I cannot wait to get book 2 of the series. It is wonderful to read about a heroine who has self-esteem issues with her personal life but utter confidence in her professional life. I will definitely finish this series.” ~ SnnStrdva, Amazon Review

“I enjoy a good romance, mystery, suspense book, but I’d say I’m rather picky. I rarely stray from Nora Roberts, JD Robb or Janet Evanovich, but a friend recommended Living Lies and I couldn’t put it down.” ~ Allyson James, Amazan Review

Book Description: In a world of espionage and deceit, Melanie Ward lives her life as a Secret Agent. She has tenaciously proved to be one of the top operatives for a clandestine division of the United States government. Recruited ten years ago after graduating from San Diego State University, Melanie distanced herself from family and friends, choosing instead to immerse herself into a new life. When a justly earned promotion is snatched away by her nemesis, the arrogant and smug Finn Parker, Melanie recklessly walks away from the Agency and everything she has become. Lost with nowhere else to go, Melanie crashes and burns on her parents’ old plaid couch. This is not your typical spy story. James Bond never had to suffer through a barrage of blind dates instigated by his “loving” mother with the help of his college roommates. As Melanie struggles to repair broken relationships and heal old wounds, she realizes she belongs in her secret world of lies. But then there’s Adam…Read more on Amazon.

About the Author:

Kate is the author of the Agent Melanie Ward Novels. Living Lies Book 1 and Second Chance Book 2. Book 3 of the series is due out Late Summer 2012. Read more »

Book Buzz: Blood Money by Laura Rizio: A Disturbing Depiction of a System Gone Wrong

May 29, 2012
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Blood Money“In her exciting debut, personal injury attorney, Rizio, crafts a legal thriller with compelling characters and tense action that more than compensate for a familiar premise. An appealing tart cynicism haunts the novel’s scenes. For a debut, Rizio’s novel is remarkably accomplished. An entertaining thriller full of clever touches, whose characters and tone enliven an overworked genre.” ~ Rebecca Cramer Kirkus Indie — Kirkus LLC

Hello Digital Book Today readers. Our Book Buzz segment today features Blood Money by author Laura Rizio an excellent legal thriller that is rated 4.3 stars on 43 reviews. Readers of the legal thriller genre have enjoyed Blood Money. You don’t get a 4.3 star rating with 43 reviews without a quality story. Laura Rizio is a lawyer by trade and users her knowledge to craft an enjoyable legal thriller. Working in the justice system on a day to day basis allows Laura to be exposed to a lot of potential story ideas along with having the legal knowledge to add as background into her story. If you like the legal thriller genre then Blood Money by Laura Rizio should be an enjoyable choice of a read.

“Rizio offers up everything you want out of a legal, suspense novel. Engaging characters, gripping plot, and pure entertainment. Best attribute? Its quality writing –thoughtful attention to detail like character building and coloring the cynical and hardened legal world separate this novel from lesser entries in the genre.” ~ Moma2012, Amazon Review

“This is a book which you will finish in one reading and you will never think of the American justice the same as before the read. This is an inside view of the unpredictability of the jury system and the notion of justice is turned on its head. An inside view of corruption in the very system we have come to depend on.” ~ James A. Hamilton III, Amazon Review

Book Description:

Nick Ceratto, a young, cracker jack litigator looking for a partnership in the prestigious Philadelphia law firm of Maglio, Silvio, and Levin discovers his firm’s dark seceret for increasing it’s bottom line while preparing a medical malpractice case for trial.The partners are setting up major cases by seriously injuring and even murdering their clients to produce huge jury awards. When the firm discovers he knows, Nick’s only hope is to stay one step ahead of the hitman long enough to intentionally lose his case and expose the firm’s corruption. As his mission careens towards an explosive climax, the only question left, is whose lives will be sacrificed Read more »

Book Buzz: The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown by Claire Ridgway

May 29, 2012
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The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown“This is a book I have wished for! The Fall of Anne Boleyn, A Countdown, by Claire Ridgway, is a detailed and often erie, day to day account of the events that lead up to the execution of Anne Boleyn.” ~ Linda Saether M.D., Amazon Review

Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown by Claire Ridgway which has a wonderful rating of 4.9 stars on 16 reviews. The fans of Anne Boleyn will enjoy this historical, nonfiction retelling of the truth of the events leading up to the execution of Anne Boleyn. Claire Ridgway does a masterful job of taking the facts and weaving them into a diary format for the reader. Tudor history lovers, fans of the TV series The Tudors, the movie The Other Boleyn Girl, and Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies will also want to grab a copy of The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown.

“With this book, Ridgway gives Queen Anne Boleyn the justice she was denied almost 500 years ago. She has performed a service for history.” ~ Jeane Westin, Author

“History at its finest. Once again, Ridgway has skillfully captured the stunning events leading up to Anne Boleyn’s execution in a familiar yet thoroughly researched manner. This book would be useful to a variety of audiences.” ~ Niki, Amazon Reviews

Book Description: During the spring of 1536 in Tudor England, events conspire to bring down Anne Boleyn, the Queen of England. The coup against the Queen results in the brutal executions of six innocent people – Anne Boleyn herself, her brother, and four courtiers – and the rise of a new Queen.

Drawing on sixteenth century letters, eye witness accounts and chronicles, Claire Ridgway leads the reader through the sequence of chilling events one day at a time, telling the true story of Anne Boleyn’s fall. The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown is presented in a diary format, allowing readers to dip in, look up a particular date, or read from start to finish. Special features include mini biographies of those involved, a timeline of events and full referencing..… Read more on Amazon.

About the Author:

Claire Ridgway, author of “The Anne Boleyn Collection” and “The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown”, is a writer, researcher and Tudor history buff with a deep knowledge Read more »

Book Buzz: Dancing Naked in Dixie by Lauren Clark: NYC Girl in a Dixie Romance

May 28, 2012
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Dancing Naked in Dixie“A splash of humor and a healthy dollop of romance make this a fun read from beginning to end!!” ~ Lynnette Spratley, Author, Memory’s Child

Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features Dancing Naked in Dixie by Lauren Clark. This is a refreshing contemporary fiction book that combines romance, humor, and the world of the deep south into a book that readers have been giving enthusiastic reviews. Dancing Naked in Dixie is rated 4.6 stars on 22 reviews. Take the opportunity to follow the main character as she leaves the big city, finds herself in a small town in the deep south, and totally out of her element. We are sure Dancing Naked in Dixie would be a great choice for a summertime read. Don’t forget to check out Lauren’s other book Stay Tuned (4.2 stars, 55 reviews).

“New York “yankee” magazine writer Julia is sent to cover an event set in a small Alabama town full of historic mansions… she swore she would rather dance naked than travel to.” ~ Frances Warren, Amazon Review

“From the hustle bustle of Manhattan to the easygoing charm of small-town Alabama, author Lauren Clark takes the heroine of Dancing Naked in Dixie, as well as readers, on a memorable journey. ~ BrainyBlonde, Amazon Review

Book Description: Travel writer Julia Sullivan lives life in fast-forward. She jet sets to Europe and the Caribbean with barely a moment to blink or sleep. But too many mishaps and missed deadlines have Julia on the verge of being fired.
With a stern warning, and unemployment looming, she’s offered one last chance to rescue her career. Julia embarks on an unlikely journey to the ‘Heart of Dixie’—Eufaula, Alabama—home to magnificent mansions, sweet tea, and the annual Pilgrimage.

Julia arrives, soon charmed by the lovely city and her handsome host, but her stay is marred by a shocking discovery. Can Julia’s story save her career, Eufaula, and the annual Pilgrimage? .… Read more on Amazon.

About the Author:

Lauren Clark has been a voracious reader since the age of four and would rather be stranded at the library than on a desert island. In her former life, she worked as an anchor Read more »

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