Bea's Book Nook

BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Friday, July 29, 2016

Bea Reviews Ultimate Courage by Piper J Drake

nBea's Book Nook, Review, Ultimate Courage, Piper J Drake
Series: True Heroes #2
Publisher: Forever Romance
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: July 26th, 2016
Challenges: Finishing the Series Reading Challenge | NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository* | ARe* | iTunes* | Barnes & Noble
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Blurb from PR Firm:

LOVE IS AN ACT OF BRAVERY

Retired Navy SEAL Alex Rojas is putting his life back together, one piece at a time. Being a single dad to his young daughter and working at Hope's Crossing Kennels to help rehab a former guard dog, he struggles every day to control his PTSD. But when Elisa Hall shows up, on the run and way too cautious, she unleashes his every protective instinct. 

Elisa's past never stays in her rear view mirror for long, and she refuses to put anyone else in danger. But with Alex guarding her so fiercely yet looking at her so tenderly, she's never felt safer . . . or more terrified that the secrets she keeps could put countless people in grave peril. The only way for both to fully escape their demons will take the ultimate act of courage: letting go and learning to trust each other.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Excerpt, Giveaway and Review! Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter

Excerpt, Giveaway, Review, Blood of the Earth, Faith Hunter, Bea's Book Nook

I've been reading the Jane Yellowrock series for years now. The vivid nature of the characters and and world never ceases to draw me in. While there are many, many side characters that would make for excellent spin offs, I'm exceptionally happy that Nell is the focus of this new series. Come learn a little more about Faith, and the new adventures she has for us.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Review & Giveaway: The Sixth Idea by P.J. Tracy

Series: Monkeewrench #7
Publisher: Putnam
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: August 2nd, 2016
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository* | OmniLit*  | iTunes* | Barnes & Noble
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Blurb from goodreads:

The Monkeewrench crew returns in a twisty, heart-stopping new thriller.
 
The peaceful Christmas season in Minneapolis is shattered when two friends, Chuck Spencer and Wally Luntz, scheduled to meet in person for the first time, are murdered on the same night, two hours and several miles apart, dramatically concluding winter vacation for homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth.
           
An hour north of Minneapolis, Lydia Ascher comes home to find two dead men in her basement. When Leo and Gino discover her connection to their current cases, they suspect that she is a target, too. The same day, an elderly, terminally ill man is kidnapped from his home, an Alzheimer’s patient goes missing from his care facility, and a baffling link among all the crimes emerges.
           
This series of inexplicable events sends the detectives sixty years into the past to search for answers—and straight to Grace MacBride’s Monkeewrench, a group of eccentric computer geniuses who devote their time and resources to helping the cops solve the unsolvable. What they find is an unimaginable horror—a dormant Armageddon that might be activated at any moment unless Grace and her partners Annie, Roadrunner, and Harley Davidson, along with Leo and Gino, can find a way to stop it.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Book Share #180

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 I'm participating in The Sunday Post, hosted by Caffeinated Book ReviewerStacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews; and Bought Borrowed and Bagged, hosted by TalkSupe. It's a chance to share the print and digital books we've received and posts and events on the blog.

I saw the new Star Trek movie and it was wonderful! They finally found their stride with this one. It was bittersweet too, knowing that it was Chekov's last film as the actor, Anton Yelchin, who played him in the reboot died recently, and the movie also addressed the death of Leonard Nimoy, who played the original Spock. If you're a Star Trek fan, go see the movie. It's good!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Excerpt from Ultimate Courage by Piper J. Drake

Excerpt, Ultimate Courage, Piper J. Drake, Bea's Book Nook

Piper J. Drake (or “PJ”) began her writing career as “PJ Schnyder” writing sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk. She has recently received the FF&P PRISM award for her work as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award.Now, PJ is exploring the complexity of romantic suspense, incorporating her interests in mixed martial arts and the military into her writing.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY! invisible-i-am by Gregg Davis Written By Harriet Showman


 
Harriet Showman (born 9 May 1954) is an author and multimedia artist born in South Carolina and raised in Pennsylvania. She returned to South Carolina for university and lives there today. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in colonial South Carolina history and has spent much of her life helping children and young adults succeed amidst challenging circumstances, including poverty and abuse. With a strong core of allies, Showman helped to establish a statewide Guardian ad Litem program to provide legal support for abused children; a Cities in Schools organization to serve underprivileged students; and a vehicle for the accumulation of monies to be distributed in grants through the Children’s Trust Fund. As a development officer for South Carolina’s flagship university, Showman attracted resources from major, national foundations to target South Carolina’s most urgent needs. She remains interested in the plight of children, teens and adults who suffer abuse, oppression and the paralyzing pain of invisibility.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

EXCERPT & INTERVIEW: Kickin' Up Dust by Em Petrova

EXCERPT, INTERVIEW, Kickin' Up Dust, Em Petrova

Em and I 'met' when we both worked at Astraea Press in their editing department. We've both moved on but Em has been a guest here several times and I'm delighted to have her back.  

Em Petrova lives in Backwoods, Pennsylvania, where she raises 4 kids and a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff. Her dream is to find an old pickup and travel small-town USA, meeting new people. Her heroes are hardworking–in bed and out–and she is known for panty-scorching erotic romance.

She also writes lesbian romance as Hallie Knight.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Bea Reviews Forged in Smoke by Trish McCallan

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Forged in Smoke, Trish McCallan
Series: Red-Hot SEALs #3
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: July 19, 2016
Challenges: Finishing the Series Reading Challenge |
NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository* | Barnes & Noble
* affiliate links; the blog receives a small commission from purchases made through these links.

Blurb from goodreads:

Faith Ansell could never be mistaken for an action hero. The scientist is content in her lab, working with her team on life-changing discoveries. But when a mysterious organization captures her colleagues, she’s forced to flee for her life with SEAL Team 7.

Lieutenant Seth “Rawls” Rawlings, ST7’s corpsman, hasn’t been himself since a near-death experience in the Sierra Nevadas. He’s tense and distracted, and the team caught him arguing with himself—loudly. Despite his erratic behavior, Rawls is the only one Faith feels comfortable confiding her life-threatening secret in.

But Rawls has a secret of his own: his wasn’t the only spirit to return to the physical plane when he was resuscitated. At first, Rawls assumed the “ghost” he saw and heard meant he was having a complete mental breakdown. But the apparition soon becomes convincingly real, and what’s more, he may be the key to the conspiracy looming over them. Rawls had better act quickly because ST7’s race to save their reputations—and Faith’s life—is on.