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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

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bea's Blog Tour Re-Read of Chimes At Midnight by Seanan McGuire & 2 Giveaways!

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Series: October Daye #7
Publisher:  DAW Fantasy
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: September 3rd, 2013 
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository* | OmniLit* | Barnes & Noble | iTunes* 
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Blurb from goodreads:

Things are starting to look up for October "Toby" Daye. She's training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit.

Toby's efforts to take the problem to the Queen of the Mists are met with harsh reprisals, leaving her under sentence of exile from her home and everyone she loves. Now Toby must find a way to reverse the Queens decree, get the goblin fruit off the streets--and, oh, yes, save her own life, since more than a few of her problems have once again followed her home. And then there's the question of the Queen herself, who seems increasingly unlikely to have a valid claim to the throne....

To find the answers, October and her friends will have to travel from the legendary Library of Stars into the hidden depths of the Kingdom of the Mists--and they'll have to do it fast, because time is running out. In faerie, some fates are worse than death.

October Daye is about to find out what they are.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Excerpt from Roadside Assistance by Marie Harte & A Giveaway

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Welcome to the Nook! Grab a drink, move the cat out of your way, and get ready to read an excerpt from a new contemporary romance and then there's a giveaway at the end. Enjoy!

About Marie, From her site:

"I’ve been writing as far back as I can remember. Interest in the written word, no doubt spawned by my English teacher father, continues to this day. I’m a voracious reader, gobbling everything from romance to horror to fantasy and more. I’m in love with the art of storytelling.

I majored in English from Penn State University, earning a B.A. in Liberal Arts, as well as a commission in the United States Marine Corps. Five years later, after serving as a communications officer, I left the service to focus more on family. After going through an assortment of jobs–the Marine Corps Reserve, IT representative, middle manager for a Fortune 500 transportation company–I stopped working to raise my children. During this period, I decided to stop dreaming and start seriously writing. In December of 2004 my first story was published, and I haven’t looked back since. I currently have over a hundred titles with several publishers to include: Ellora’s Cave, Fated Desires, Loose Id, Samhain, Sourcebooks, and Totally Bound. I’ve hit both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists and am always on deadline.

I currently live in Central Oregon with my family, writing like a woman possessed and loving every second of it."

Monday, August 22, 2016

Bea Reviews Star Trek: Manifest Destiny by Mike Johnson & Ryan Parrott, Art by Angel Hernandez

Series: Star Trek
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date:  July 5th 2016
Challenges: I Love Libraries |
NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository*  | iTunes* | Barnes & Noble
* affiliate links; the blog receives a small commission from purchases made through these links.

Blurb from goodreads:

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the STAR TREK franchise with this all-new adventure! At the edge of explored space, Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise come face to face with a new Klingon threat... with the fate of the galaxy at stake! Also includes the Klingon Language version of issue #1!

Bea Reviews Love: The Lion by Frédéric Brrémaud & Federico Bertolucci

Series: Love #3
Publisher: Magnetic Press 
Source: eGalley - the publisher in exchange for an honest review & Hardcover - the library 
Release Date: July 12th, 2016
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository*  | iTunes | Barnes & Noble
* affiliate links; the blog receives a small commission from purchases made through these links.

Blurb from goodreads:

The third volume in the lavishly illustrated series of wildlife graphic novels, each following a single central animal through an adventurous day in their natural environment. Each tale depicts genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in illustration.
Both heartwarming and heartbreaking, this volume focuses on a solitary Lion as it wanders the plains of Africa, handling the daily hunt, and vicious rivalry, without a Pride of its own. The circle of Life takes center stage in a world where predator and prey trade places on a regular basis, and Family is something worth fighting -- and dying -- for. This exciting tale, written by Frederic Brremaud, is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci.
A beautiful, powerful tale of survival in the animal kingdom that explores the all-too-identifiable, universal concepts of Life, Courage, Aging, and ultimately Love.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Post Book Share #182

 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.

Well, so far I really like my new laptop. I'm slowly getting the hang of Windows 10. I still don't love it but it's tolerable. Work has been keeping me busy but I took a few days off. Friday was about doctor appointments for myself and Claude. Claude had his check up and everything was perfect. :) I also had my physical and it went well, a few minor things but nothing to worry about. Life's been quiet so there really isn't much to say. :) I *may* be attending a horse race in a few weeks, the plans aren't set yet. I've never been and I'm really looking forward to it.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

GIVEAWAY! Hot Harlequin August Historical and Intrigue Books!

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Contest runs from August 18, 2016 - August 26, 2016
Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec), 18 years of age or older.
Giveaway hosted by me; Harlequin will ship directly to the winner.
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Excerpt from Evolution Revolution: Simple Machines by Charlotte Bennardo

Today I have an excerpt from a middle grade fantasy by an author whose books I've enjoyed for about 5 years now. 

Until Hollywood calls, Charlotte lives in NJ with her husband, three children, two needy cats and sometimes a deranged squirrel. Evolution Revolution: Simple Machines is her first solo book. She is also the co-author of Blonde Ops (St. Martin’s/Dunne) and the Sirenz series (Sirenz, Sirenz Back In Fashion, Flux), and is one of 13 authors in the Beware the Little White Rabbit anthology (Leap). She’s written for magazines and newspapers. Currently she’s working on an historical fiction, sci fi, and time travel novels. She loves to hear from fans on Twitter (@charbennardo) or through her blog,

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Excerpt & Giveaway: Sting by Sandra Brown

I'm delighted to share an extensive excerpt from Sandra Brown's newest romantic suspense, "Sting", and a wonderful giveaway. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy!

Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004), & HELLO, DARKNESS (2003).

Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.