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Sunday, June 26, 2022

In the Spotlight: The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses by K.N. Smith

 

A thrill-ride through the senses of five friends on a mysterious adventure…

By K.N. Smith



Welcome or unwelcome. Fate has arrived.

“A captivating and poetic tale of mystery, fantasy, and reality tied together by action!” 5-stars, Lars Jackson, Amazon Customer

A suspenseful incident in a forbidden preserve heightens the senses of five friends. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become super-gifts that forever change the world. But furious battles confront the boys as they try to understand their sensory super powers in a race to save mankind. With light beings and mysterious strangers complicating their plight, can the boys defeat the evil Druth before it’s too late? Get prepared for the twisting and grinding of this award-winning, action-adventure story — an edge-of-your-seat narrative for young and mature readers alike.

“Brilliantly crafted and written!” – Megan King, Indie Book Reviewers

“An energetic adventure debut with stellar action sequences. Smith’s writing is intelligent and often lyrical. Her exuberant prose never fails to dazzle.” – Kirkus Media

“Author K.N. Smith uses her mastery of the written word to weave an entrancing, yet powerful tale of adventure that keeps you turning pages in an unquenchable desire to find out what happens next.” – Publishers Daily Reviews

Book Information

Release Date: September 29, 2015

Publisher: Two Petals Publishing

Soft Cover: ISBN: 978-0989474757; 340 pages; $12.95; E-Book, $2.99

Available for Purchase in Paperback & Kindle at www.books2read.com/knsmith.






FROM CHAPTER 3
- Soft swirls of light rose, dissipating

as they spoke. 

“The others are capable, but they need our help.

Peace will not come easily. We must give them

strength.”

“Druth will destroy our home. He will hurt the gifted

ones if the nectar finds him.” 

“They will not survive him.”

“The others must seek the will for survival. They   

must understand their own power.”

A transient suspension held the beings in the

preserve. Faint flecks of light dotted the landscape.

“In these two worlds, our ideas converge, yet  

collide.”

“He must be stopped!”

“It is true.”

“Naculea must endure.”

“It is chosen.”

Now resting upon the succulent, running rich with the

life-giving nectar, the beings absorbed its energy,

glowing as bright as the sun. 

Thirst became a distant need yet again.

“We must warn… the one.”

“The one who sees.”

“The one who sees and hears much.”

“It is the only way.”

Final clicks faded into silence.












K.N. Smith, winner of the “Best of” in the category of “Outstanding Young Adult Novel” at the Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards, is an author and passionate advocate of literacy and arts programs throughout the world. Her lyrical flair sweeps across pages that twist and grind through action-adventure and urban fantasy in edge-of-your-seat narratives. K.N. has over twenty-five years’ experience in communications and creative design as an award-winning consultant. Reading is still her foremost hobby. K.N. inspires people of all ages to reach their highest potential in their creative, educational, and life pursuits.

Her latest book is the YA Action Adventure/YA Thriller/Urban Fantasy/Mystery/Thriller DISCOVERY OF THE FIVE SENSES (The Urban Boys Book 1).

You can visit her website at www.KNSmith.com or connect with her on Facebook.


GIVEAWAY!

K.N. Smith is giving away 4 ($25) Visa e-Cards!

Terms & Conditions:

  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • Four winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Visa e-card.
  • This giveaway ends midnight August 31.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on September 1.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Book Blast: Almost an Army Cadet, Always a Forester by K C Linggi and Laing Imang

 

 







Title: Almost an Army Cadet, Always a Forester
Author: K C Linggi and Laing Imang
Publisher: Partridge Singapore
Genre: Autobiography/Biography General
Format: Ebook
The book is about the trials and tribulations of Laing as a forest surveyor and partly as a community officer dealing with local forest people. In his works, he encountered the Penans and related some anecdotes of Penans and white men. He talked about the dialogue with Kayan, Kenyah and Penan; Long Moh Agreement which excluded the Penans. He was involved with Baram Operation Master Plan and witnessed subsequent blockades by Penans against logging. Penan blockades at Layun, "Blockade Satan" and Sebatu brought fame to environmental activitists like Bruno Manser, Harrison Ngau and Anderson Mutang. He oversaw heli-logging, ISO9001 documentation and sustainable forest management certification. He was able to share his experience and knowledge with interns and under-graduates who chose forestry as a career. His more than two decades of working in the forest has enhanced his appreciation of nature conservation and cordial engagement with Penans.


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K C Linggi is a professional forestry graduate from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia. He was project manager for Bridge & Infrastructure Unit. Laing Imang is a trained forest surveyor in the Survey and Engineering Unit. Both worked in the same timber company for almost two decades and shared many trials and tribulations together.


K C Linggi and Laing Imang are GIVING AWAY A $25 GIFT CARD!

  
Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Gift Certificate to the e-retailer of your choice
  • This giveaway begins May 16 and ends on May 27.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on May 28.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone! 

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Book Feature: My Feats in These Shoes: A Solely Original Memoir by Ronda Beaman

 

Feats In My Shoes is a culmination of shoe stories to move your soul and your soles…




By Ronda Beaman

Title: MY FEATS IN THESE SHOES: A SOLELY ORIGINAL MEMOIR
Author: Ronda Beaman
Publisher: Adelaide Books, NYC
Pages: 190
Genre: Memoir / Inspiration

BOOK BLURB:

If memoirs, done right, tap the right sort of personal journey to ignite fresh insight and inspiration into the human journey, then what better way to humorously and poignantly illuminate the sequential steps and stages of life than with shoes?

“My Feats in These Shoes” is an exuberantly spunky woman’s spirited and irrepressible romp—slips, missteps, leaps, scuffs, and twirls—toward becoming something bigger, something better, something more.

Far from serving up trauma porn (or emotional bunions), this memoir is an upbeat, humorous, affectionate and affecting coming of age memoir that ends each chapter with a ‘Put Yourself in My Shoes’ section for readers to consider their own strides in pursuing an out of the shoe box life.





I have never known anyone great who didn’t face hundreds of pebbles in their shoes as they climbed their mountain of purpose, contribution, and meaning. What do they do? They untie their shoes, pick out the biggest pebbles, throw them underfoot, put their shoes back on and then put all their weight into pulverizing the remaining gravel holding them back or down—and then they keep climbing.

 























Dr. Ronda Beaman has been Chief Creative Officer for the global research and solution firm PEAK Learning, Inc., since 1990. As a national award-winning educator, Dr. Beaman is Clinical Professor of Leadership at The Orfalea School of Business, California Polytechnic University. She is Founder and Executive Director of Dream Makers SLO, a non-profit foundation granting final wishes to financially- challenged, terminally-ill adults, and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Pay It Forward Foundation. She was recently named a Stanford Fellow at the Distinguished Career Institute.

Her national award-winning book, You’re Only Young Twice, has been printed in five languages. Her memoir, Little Miss Merit Badge, was an Amazon bestseller and was featured at The Golden Globe Awards. Her children’s book, Seal With a Kiss, is designed to improve skills for beginning readers and is offered at Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers internationally. My Feats in These Shoes will be released in Spring 2021.

Dr. Beaman is an internationally recognized expert on leadership, resilience, fitness, education, and life coaching. She has conducted research in a host of areas, written many academic articles and books, and won numerous awards. She was selected by the Singapore Ministry of the Family as their honored Speaker of the Year and named the first recipient of the National Education Association’s “Excellence in the Academy: Art of Teaching” award. She has been selected as a faculty resource for the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) university in Argentina, Kyoto and India, where she received the highest speaker ratings among 36 elite faculty. She has been featured on major media including CBS and Fox Television, USA Today, and is a national thought leader for American Health Network.

Dr. Beaman earned her doctorate in Leadership at Arizona State University. She is also a certified executive coach and personal trainer with multiple credentials from the Aerobic Research Center. Her family was named “America’s Most Creative Family” by USA Today and she won the SCW National Fitness Idol competition.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Book Review: 8 Minutes a Day to Make an A! by Pamela L. Johnson, B.S. Education

 






  

Inside the Book:




Title: 8 Minutes a Day to Make an A!
Author: Pamela L. Johnson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Genre: Self-Help/Self-Management
Format: Paperback/Hardcover

Using this System, your child can go from D's and F's to A's and B's within 4-6 weeks and stay there! Your child will also remember to do routines and chores without having to be reminded.

Purchase Here

REVIEW:

Working in a school district, especially during COVID, we see a lot of students that struggled. Grades are lower than normal and we are even hiring interventionists to help students bring scores up in Math and English. I really enjoyed reading Pamela's book and saw how her techniques could be applied across the board to help students bring their grades up. Unfortunately I have not been able to put these techniques into play, but look forward to trying them this upcoming school year. 

Once I am able to do this I will come back and update this post with the results. But I expect them to work very well. 

 


Meet the Author:
A former educator and owner/operator of learning centers, Pam Johnson was diagnosed ADHD and had most of the same problems in school that her students were having. She had learned over the years how to compensate for her different learning style and lack of organization, and knew what would work for her students .These compensation techniques were incorporated into her Centers. Her students went from D’s and F’s to A’s and B’s within 4-6 weeks. These compensation techniques were incorporated successfully into her Centers using her “Study Quick" System. Mrs. Johnson also started the first ADHD Support Group for Parents in Hixson, Tennessee to help parents learn to help their children quickly learn routines and structure at home without having to constantly remind them. Every parent who used these techniques and was consistent had immediate success!


Tour Schedule

Monday, June 14
Interviewed at The Book Czar

Wednesday, June 16
Book Reviewed at A Title Wave

Thursday, June 17
Guest Blogging at Harmonious Publicity

Monday, June 21

Tuesday, June 22
Guest Blogging at PUYB Virtual Book Club

Friday, June 25
Book Reviewed at A Book Lover

Tuesday, June 29
Guest Blogging at My Bookish Pleasures

Wednesday, June 30
Book Reviewed at The Dark Phantom

Thursday, July 1
Interviewed at She Writes

Friday, July 2
Book Reviewed at I'm Shelf-ish

Monday, July 5
Guest Blogging Literal Exposure

Tuesday, July 6
Interviewed at Voodoo Princess

Wednesday, July 7
Book Reviewed at Lover of Literature

Thursday, July 8
Guest Blogging at The Revolving Bookshelf

Friday, July 9
Guest Blogging at The Literary Nook

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Book Review: by the shoreline by little stickman

 

 









Title: By the Shoreline
Author: Little Stickman
Publisher: Partridge Singapore
Genre: Poetry
Format: Ebook
Spiritually poised in a realm of sanity comes with a mind that continuously travels extensively throughout time. As the heart accompanies, companionship becomes something so precious that words turn speechless. The heartfelt poems written throughout experiences, observations, stories and heartbreaks are the main cause of survival this soul has been.


PURCHASE HERE

BOOK REVIEW:

A very interesting read. I am not always the biggest fan of poetry, but the prose that the author used was eloquent and very easy to read. You feel as if you are on a journey as you continue through the book and I really enjoyed it. 
She writes what she feels. She writes what she hears and experiences as she goes through relapses, challenges and sweet moments that inspire her, she immediately typed them down in poems. Thus, her poems are just pure genuineness


Monday, May 24
Guest Post at Harmonious Publicity

Wednesday, May 26
Book Reviewed at A Title Wave

Thursday, May 27
Guest Post at A Book Lover

Tuesday, June 1
Guest Post at My Bookish Pleasures

Thursday, June 3
Book Reviewed at The Dark Phantom

Monday, June 7
Guest Post at The Literary Nook

Wednesday, June9
Book Reviewed at Write and Take Flight

Friday, June 11
Interviewed at The Book Czar

Wednesday, June 16

Thursday, June 17
Interviewed at Voodoo Princess

Friday, June 18
Book Reviewed at I'm Shelf-ish

Monday, June 21
Guest Post at C'est La T

Tuesday, June 22
Book Reviewed at Lover of Literature

Wednesday, June 23

Thursday, June 24
Interviewed at She Writes