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PRICE OF FAME

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PRICE OF FAMESYLVIA JUKES MORRIS
Price:  Jan. 23, 2015

“I hope I shall have ambition until the day I die,” Clare Boothe Luce told her biographer Sylvia Jukes Morris. Price of Fame, the concluding volume of the life of an exceptionally brilliant polymath, chronicles Luce’s progress from the early months of World War II, when, as an eye-catching Congresswoman and the only female member of the House Military Affairs Committee, she toured the Western Front, captivating generals and GIs. She even visited Buchenwald and other concentration camps within days of their liberation. After a shattering personal tragedy, she converted to Roman Catholicism, and became the first American woman to be appointed ambassador to a major foreign power. “La Luce,” as the Italians called her, was also a prolific journalist and magnetic public speaker, as well as a playwright, screenwriter, pioneer scuba diver, early experimenter in psychedelic drugs, and grande dameof the GOP in the Reagan era. Tempestuously …

LET'S GO!: THE HISTORY OF THE 29TH INFANTRY DIVISION 1917-2001

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LET'S GO!ALEXANDER F. BARNES, TIM WILLIAMS, CHRIS CALKINS
Posted:  Jan. 23, 2015

America's entry into World War I in 1917 was marked by the need to quickly build an Army and deploy it to France. Among the units deploying was the 29th Blue and Gray Division. Comprised of National Guardsmen from the Mid-Atlantic region, it quickly achieved a reputation as a top-notch outfit during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. This reputation was enhanced in World War II when the 29th was selected for the assault on German-occupied France in the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944. The courage and sacrifice shown by Guardsmen that day was later matched in bloody fighting at St Lo, Brest, and Julich. In the years that followed, the 29th would add to its lustrous reputation by becoming the Guard's first Light division and serving effectively as peacekeepers in the Balkans--at times only fifty miles from where World War I started. Using previously unpublished material and images from 1917 to 2001, here…

THE NAVY SEAL'S CHRISTMAS BRIDE (HUBBY'S REVIEW)

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THE NAVY SEAL'S CHRISTMAS BRIDECORA SETON
Posted:  Jan. 23, 2015

It’s Christmas time at Crescent Hall, but don’t expect peace, harmony and goodwill among men. When Mason Hall and his wife, Regan, invite their friends to stay for the holidays, sparks fly in an epic battle of the sexes, military style!

Navy SEAL Dan Hemmins goes head to head with soldier Sarah Metlin to prove once and for all that woman can’t possibly qualify for an elite branch of the military, but when Sarah proves she’s not just one of the most qualified warriors he’s ever met, she’s also one of the smartest and sexiest, too, he’ll do whatever it takes to get close to her, even if he has to challenge her to another contest…or three…or five!

HUBBY'S REVIEW:Regan and Mason, invite their friends to their ranch for Christmas and before everyone is there Mason is talking to a former Seal, Dan about what he is planning on doing now that is out of the service. After Dan explains his idea to Mason, Mason tells Dan to ke…

FIERCE PATRIOT: THE TANGLED LIVES OF WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN

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FIERCE PATRIOTROBERT L. O'CONNELL
Posted:  Jan. 23, 2015

America’s first “celebrity” general, William Tecumseh Sherman was a man of many faces. Some were exalted in the public eye, others known only to his intimates. In this bold, revisionist portrait, Robert L. O’Connell captures the man in full for the first time. From his early exploits in Florida, through his brilliant but tempestuous generalship during the Civil War, to his postwar career as a key player in the building of the transcontinental railroad, Sherman was, as O’Connell puts it, the “human embodiment of Manifest Destiny.” Here is Sherman the military strategist, a master of logistics with an uncanny grasp of terrain and brilliant sense of timing. Then there is “Uncle Billy,” Sherman’s public persona, a charismatic hero to his troops and quotable catnip to the newspaper writers of his day. Here, too, is the private Sherman, whose appetite for women, parties, and the high life of the New York theater complicated his alr…

MR. MIRACLE (HUBBY'S REVIEW)

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MR. MIRACLEDEBBIE MACOMBER
Posted:  Jan. 23, 2015

Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track—and, if the right moment strikes, help her find love. Posing as a teacher at a local college in Tacoma, Washington, Harry is up to the task, but not even he can predict the surprises that lay in store.

After trying to make it on her own, Addie has returned home to Tacoma for the holidays, but this time she plans to stay for good, enrolling in the local community college to earn her degree. What she doesn’t plan to do is run into Erich Simmons.

Addie and her next-door neighbor, Erich, are like night and day. Growing up, he was popular and outgoing while she was rebellious and headstrong, and he never missed an opportunity to tease her. Now she intends to avoid him entirely, yet when they’re suddenly forced to spend Christmas together, Addie braces for trouble.

Perhaps it’s the spirit of the season or the magic of mistletoe, but Ad…

HIGH NOTE: A ROCK MEMOIR

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HIGH NOTESRICHARD LOREN & STEPHEN ABNEY
Posted:  Jan. 23, 2015

'High Notes: A Rock Memoir, Working with Rock Legends Jefferson Airplane Through The Doors to the Grateful Dead' gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at some of rock's biggest names. It is the story of rock-and-roll itself, and how the 60s and 70s shaped the music genre, all through the eyes of former music agent and manager Richard Loren.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This book for me was more of a look at the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia. I was not too interested with his time with the Doors, even though I have their albums, yes I still listen to vinyl. Growing up in Southern California we got saturated with their music and I actually like some of their songs that never made it to the radio better than some of their hits. His time with Jefferson airplane was interesting and again I wish he could have gone into more detail if possible. Once you get to the Grateful Dead period the book takes off for a while and you …

DAISIES IN THE CANYON (HUBBY'S REVIEW)

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DAISIES IN THE CANYONCAROLYN BROWN
Posted:  Jan. 23, 2015

She’s here to claim her birthright…
Ex-army sergeant Abby Malloy feels no loss after the father she never knew passes away. Still, part of Ezra Malloy’s ranch belongs to her, and if the stubborn blonde has to live there for a year with two half-sisters who are strangers to her, so be it. Nothing could stand in the way of her inheritance…except a local sheriff wrapped in snug blue jeans and a sexy grin.He’s here to claim her heart…
Cooper Wilson, the local sheriff and rancher next door, is having his world turned upside down. Abby is all straight talk and sweet, lush curves—the kind of woman who gets under his skin in just the right way. Whereas Cooper has roots in Palo Duro Canyon, Abby’s got wings. But he knows she belongs here. If she can stop running from her past, he’ll happily lead her to a brighter future, one hot cowboy kiss at a time.HUBBY'S REVIEW:This story starts with three daughters sitting at the funeral of their…

SAY YOU WILL #5

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SAY YOU WILL #5M. MALONE
Posted:  Jan. 23, 2015

SAY YOU WILL is the fifth book in M. Malone's USA TODAY bestselling contemporary romance series: The Alexanders.

Mara Simmons knows two things for sure: her instincts are always right and Trent Townsend is The One. So when she starts to suspect his frequent business trips have nothing to do with business, she knows what she has to do. Trust her instincts.

Trent Townsend is living a lie and his worlds are on the verge of colliding. He's done so much to separate his small town life from his past that one day he realizes he can't tell what's real anymore. 

When Mara asks family friend Eli Alexander to investigate, she sets in motion a chain of events bigger than she can imagine. Soon she'll have to make a choice. Stand by her man or… watch it all fall apart. 

WARNING: This book contains brazen lies, meddling sisters, encounters with the 1 percent and really hot domineering billionaire bachelors. Just saying...
THE ALEXANDERS S…

A CURVY COLDWATER CHRISTMAS #5

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A CURVY COLDWATER CHRISTMAS #5JENN ROSETON
Posted:  Jan. 23, 2015

When Kate is asked by her friend, Sarah McCord, to appear as Mrs. Claus in the Coldwater Springs Christmas parade, she doesn’t know what to think! After all, she’s only twenty-nine. And although she has a very curvy figure, she’s not matronly and gray-haired - yet.

But when she finds out that the hunky guy she’s admired for the last few months, Flynn Winters, will play opposite her as Santa, she’s glad she agreed to take part. Especially when the script calls for them to kiss ….

This is a sexy contemporary romance novelette of approximately 6,800 words. Although it’s part of the Coldwater Springs series, it can be read as a stand-alone.

Sarah and Chase, Libby and Jake, Cassie and Luke, and Emma and Cade's romances are in the boxed set, Curves and Cowboys (BBW Romance - Coldwater Springs 1-4) available on Amazon.

MY REVIEW:
This was a very very cute story.  Well, written for a short one that you wouldn't mind going bac…

SPECIAL DELIVERY: A VALENTINE'S SHORT STORY

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SPECIAL DELIVERYGINNY BAIRD
Posted:  Jan. 23, 2015

SPECIAL DELIVERY (A Valentine's Short Story)
Sometimes gifts of the heart are the best gifts of all...

All Amanda Holiday wants is for her husband to come home for Valentine's Day. She's expecting their first baby, but her husband Luke - a US Navy fighter pilot - is half the world away. So Amanda determines to get through her childbirth alone with the help of a trusted good friend. When a raging snowstorm hits, complications ensue. Will Amanda's strength see her through? And can Luke stay out of harm's way? It may all depend on the power of love to achieve a happy ending.

SPECIAL DELIVERY (A Valentine's Short Story)

Amanda recalled the first time Luke winked at her, causing her knees to go weak. They'd been stopping in the same coffee shop during one of his shore leaves and had happened to run into each other an uncanny number of times. One of those times, she'd just cut her fairly long hair into a new style…

HEARTS OVER BELLHAM: TWO BELLHAM ROMANCE SHORTS STORIES FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

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HEARTS OVER BELLHAMDANITA CAHILL
Posted:  Jan. 23, 2015

HEARTS OVER BELLHAM is a collection of two Bellham Romance SHORT STORIES. Both are sweet, "clean" romances, and are prequels to the first full-length novel in the series - LOVE AT FIRST CLICK.

HEARTS OVER BELLHAM - 
Hillary Johnson secretly admired handsome fellow firefighter, Tim Jacobs, for years. 

When the fire chief asks for volunteers to hang Valentine’s decorations over Main Street, Hillary’s hand shoots up immediately after Tim’s. 

Why pass up a golden opportunity to spend time with the guy she’s crushing on, just because she’s afraid of heights? 

Hillary battles her fear to prove to Tim, and to herself, that she can conquer it. 

After observing Hillary’s courage, Tim notices her – really notices her – for the first time. 

VALENTINE'S MAGIC 
After a dozen years of marriage, financial woes, and the possibility of losing their alpaca ranch, the honeymoon is over for Carol and Christopher Ridge. 

But the couple reconnects…

RESCUE ME: A VALENTINE'S DAY SHORT STORY

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RESCUE ME: A VALENTINE'S DAY SHORTSERENA BELL
Posted:  Jan. 23, 2015

Getting stood up on Valentine’s Day has taken Molly Mack places she never would have dared to go…

After Molly Mack’s deadbeat boyfriend dumps her on the most romantic day of the year, Molly finds herself pushed to the edge—and in a tight spot. The only rescuer for miles around is her grumpy, laconic—and piping hot—neighbor, Dave Jenkins. Before long, Molly and Dave have struck enough sparks to bring the fire department running. Now the question is, Does Molly still want to be rescued? Or is she exactly where she wants to be?
MY REVIEW:     Here you have two neighbors who saw each other daily but never really spoke.  Molly Mack and Dave Jenkins.  Molly outgoing and always smiling yet every time she met or saw Dave he never said "Hi!" or would even acknowledge her.  So, she could never introduce herself to him.  Yet, on Valentine's Day on of the most important days for a dating couple but especially Moll…

OFFICE PARTY MAN

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OFFICE PARTY MANMANDI MOANE
Posted: Jan. 23, 2015

BBW Sammy Has an Office Romance with the Billionaire Owner
Twenty-four year old Samantha is working for a greeting card company. She is not happy with her job, but she stays because of the owner – Toddy Smithy – who is very hands-on in running the business. When Britney, the rail thin woman from Human Resources, gets jealous, how far will she go to ruin Sammy's blossoming relationship with Todd? The stakes are high, but Sammy is willing to risk it all to have the man of her dreams in her arms. Will she make it to the office Christmas party? Can she make the right decision? This is a short, romantic and sensual story. 
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MY REVIEW:
     Office life is such a hard way to live when your single and so many personalities at Purple Care Cards where Sammy works as an artist for greeting cards for the last three years.  She came to the company that Todd Smithy, the owner of the companies, mother r…

TALKIN' SPORTS WITH PAT 7:30-8:00PM TONIGHT LIVE CHAT

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Talkin’ SportsWith Pat


The man who invented Instant Replay passed away.  His name was Tony Verna.  It was during an Army-Navy Game in 1963, which had Roger Staubach quarterback for Navy & Heisman Trophy winner.He said in an interview some years later that it took 30 attempts with the machinery that they back then before they got what he wanted & that he had only 10 seconds before the next play.  By the following season the NFL was using Instant Replay officials and all stated by Tony Verna, “Son of Italian Immigrants Invented Instant Replay.”



LOVE ME SWEET

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LOVE ME SWEETTRACY BROGAN
Posted:  Jan. 23, 2015

Delaney Masterson isn’t looking for fame.

Yes, she has famous parents and a reality TV show, but she’s not the wild-child celebrity the paparazzi have painted her to be. Until…The Scandal. When an old boyfriend releases a private video, Delaney’s name becomes every comedian’s favorite punch line. To escape the media, she sneaks away to Bell Harbor, Michigan—during the worst winter in fifty years.

Adventure show cameraman Grant Connelly has stayed away from Bell Harbor—mostly by choice—but when a family obligation converges with a spontaneous career decision, it’s time to return home.

When bad weather, missing money, honky-tonk musicians, and Elvis impersonators throw Grant and Delaney together on an unexpected road trip, emotions get all shook up. They know only fools fall in love, but they can’t help falling. Still, Delaney has a secret that could tear them apart forever.

Can they weather the storm? Or will this romantic ride end at the Hea…