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THE FIRES OF BABYLON

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THE FIRES OF BABYLONMIKE GUARDIA

As a new generation of main battle tanks came on line during the 1980s, neither the US nor USSR had the chance to pit them in combat. But once the Cold War between the superpowers waned, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein provided that chance with his invasion of Kuwait. Finally the new US M1A1 tank would see how it fared against the vaunted Soviet-built T-72.

On the morning of August 2, 1990, Iraqi armored divisions invaded the tiny emirate of Kuwait. The Iraqi Army, after its long war with Iran, had more combat experience than the U.S. Army. Who knew if America’s untested forces could be shipped across the world and thence contest the battle-hardened Iraqis on their home ground? The Kuwaitis had collapsed easily enough, but the invasion drew fierce condemnation from the UN, which demanded Saddam’s withdrawal. Undeterred by the rhetoric, the Iraqi dictator massed his forces along the Saudi Arabian border and dared the world to stop him. In response, the U.S. led the…

FIRST TO FLY

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FIRST TO FLYCHARLES BRACELEN FLOOD

If the Wright brothers’ 1903 flights in Kitty Hawk marked the birth of aviation, World War I can be called its violent adolescence—a brief but bloody era that completely changed the way planes were designed, fabricated, and flown. The war forged an industry that would redefine transportation and warfare for future generations. InFirst to Fly, lauded historian Charles Bracelen Flood tells the story of the men who were at the forefront of that revolution: the daredevil Americans of the Lafayette Escadrille, who flew in French planes, wore French uniforms, and showed the world an American brand of heroism before the United States entered the Great War.

As citizens of a neutral nation from 1914 to early 1917, Americans were prohibited from serving in a foreign army, but many brave young souls soon made their way into European battle zones: as ambulance drivers, nurses, and more dangerously, as soldiers in the French Foreign Legion. It was partly from the r…

IRRESISTIBLE FORCE #1

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IRRESISTIBLE FORCED.D. AYRES

When adrenaline runs high, so does the force of desire…

For Shay Appleton, it’s love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is brought into the animal shelter where she works. She just knows he’ll make a terrific watch dog—and with an abusive ex who won’t let go, she needs all the protection she can get. But Shay never suspected that her new pet is actually a trained police K-9 named Bogart—until Bogart’s even more gorgeous, human partner shows up on her doorstep.

Officer James Cannon is one tall, strong alpha male who’s convinced that Shay stole his dog. But once he gets closer to the suspect, he realizes that this stubborn, independent woman not only needs a guard dog, she needs James as well. It seems that someone from her past is stalking her, and threatening her life. When danger meets desire, will James risk his career and his best friend…to protect the woman who’s stolen his heart?

HUBBY'S REVIEW:James Cannon is a K-9 officer and is looking for hi…

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

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Talkin’ Sports
With PatFrankGifford
NY Giants
I know everyone heard about Frank Gifford who passed away Sunday.  He really was the first big star for the NY Giants and was part of their championship team in 1956.  Of course he also played in what is called the greatest game when the Giants lost to the Colts and really made football a household sport.  In 1956 he was the MVP.  He also at one time was selected as all-Pro as defensive back, running back and wide receiver.  He threw 14 TD’s which still stands as a record for most TD’s thrown by a non-quarterback in the NFL history.  There is more of course Broadcasting-Monday Night Football etc… All of this is great for a guy from our present hometown that we adopted over 30 years ago, Bakersfield, California and the son of an oil field worker.  He was a star player for our hometowns Bakersfield Drillers and for USC.

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THE HELL BENT KID

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THE HELL BENT KIDCHARLES O. LOCKE

Hailed by the Western Writers of America as one of the top twenty-five Westerns ever written: The harrowing story of an innocent young man pursued across west Texas by a relentless posse

A crack shot more skilled with a rifle than are men twice his age, eighteen-year-old Tot Lohman has no intention of using his genius for evil. But when a fight erupts at a schoolhouse dance, Lohman is forced to defend himself, and a young rancher named Shorty Boyd winds up dead. The Boyds are numerous, powerful, and vicious, and they want revenge. With no one else to turn to, Lohman sets out across canyon country to reunite with his ailing father in New Mexico Territory. The journey will be long, hot, and perilous, and to survive it, this mild-mannered boy must become the cold-blooded killer he never wanted to be. 

Based on real events, The Hell Bent Kid is a tale of pursuit as stark and mesmerizing as the Southwestern landscape in which it is set. Unrelenting from first…

TEAM LUCAS (THE SAINTS TEAM #1)

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TEAM LUCAS (THE SAINTS TEAM #1)

"Lucas Ainswright won’t even remember my name in a month’s time—but one occasional smile or a look from those searching eyes made me want to dissect him and put him together again."

Mia Carter never thought getting suspended from her part-time job for having attitude could be the best thing to ever happen ... maybe. 

When Lucas Ainswright—one of the world’s biggest sporting stars—needs a minder, it just so happens that attitude is what is needed to keep Lucas in line.

Now Mia’s job is to manage the sporting world’s bad boy and keep him at the top of his game for the season. Game on!
MY REVIEW:
     When a tragedy at a young age mars your youth it alters it for life unless you have good people around you to change it.  When that tragedy is a loss of a sibling that’s even worse, when it’s your identical twin you are left with a big hole too big to fill, and a life that feel forever broken.  Now add to that a mother who basically shuts down so at age 1…

STEPBROTHER, MINE #1

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STEPBROTHER, MINE #1OPAL CAREW

Dana's always had a clear vision of what she wanted out of life. But when her father dies during her final year of college, Dana's whole world threatens to topple down. In desperate need of money, she comes up with an idea. It's scandalous. It's HOT. And it's got everybody talking. . .Is Dana really going to auction off her own virginity? And at what cost?


MY REVIEW:
     The title alone makes the idea of the story more salacious than it actually is at least in this portion of the book as a whole since it is three parts.  Not saying it doesn’t have the potential considering under the circumstances the two main characters meet.  Their parents are both winners as parents, NOT!     It opens with Dana finding out that her mother will no longer be funding her college education.  She feels she doesn’t need a master’s degree.  Being she can no longer cry on her father’s shoulder since he has passed away she uses her roommate, Elli’s.  Elli come…

MY STEPBROTHER THE GROOM

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MY STEPBROTHER THE GROOMLEXI MAXXWELL


He'd be perfect if he wasn't getting married … and if he wasn't about to become her stepbrother. Romantic humor has never been so deliciously tempting. It's been a rough day for Ella Roberts.

First, her social-climbing mother Valerie dragged her to yet another wedding -- something that always reminds Ella that real life offers few happily-ever-afters. 

Second, Valerie's goal isn't to have fun at the event, but to schmooze clients for the family wedding business that Ella’s hated forever. 

And third (after too much wine, and being mocked by her black sheep sister for "letting Mom bind you with her bitch chains"), Ella gets a text from her latest disposable boyfriend, Chase: NOT WORKING OUT. SORRY. I HAVE YOUR GYM SHOES.

But things are finally looking up. The handsome, charming, successful man Ella meets at the bar fills her with flutters and makes everything better. Gazing into Nathan Hayes's kind blue eyes, Ella ca…

Tomorrow Written Interview 7pm PST Mia Hopkins Author of: Cowboy Valentine See Excerpt

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TomorrowWritten Interview7pm PSTMia Hopkins
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Forget chocolate and flowers. This homegrown honey is all the sweetness he craves.Small-town life is nothing but a waiting room for eighteen-year-old honor student Coraz√≥n Gomez. Work and school leave little time for love, but with a full-ride Ivy League scholarship and a one-way ticket out of the boondocks, who needs it?The answer appears on Valentine’s Day when her old cowboy crush ambles into the ice cream parlor where she works, inviting her to go on a late-night ride in his truck. For the first time she wavers between staying on the straight and narrow, and going off-road with the handsome heartbreaker.After four years working on ranches all over the country, Caleb MacKinnon is back on the family farm helping out his mom and brothers while his father fights cancer. The one bright spot: smart, funny, and wickedly sexy Cora.From the start, they both know this blazing-hot love affair can’t last. But when autumn comes and Cora has …