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New give-away for A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry

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Another Great Book Giveaway - The Secret Rescue by Cate Lineberry!

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Comment by Beck Valley Books on April 8, 2016 at 2:31pm

NEW RELEASE - The Immigrant Wife: Her Spiritual Journey by Madhu B. Wangu
'a wonderful life story told so beautifully by Madhu, she has a wonderful way with words, sharing a story that is so powerful when one believes in themselves and listens to their body for their journey through life.' reviews Mammanatty​

As a girl on the brink of womanhood in 1960s India, Shanti Bamzai has big dreams. Rather than enter into an arranged marriage like her sister, Shanti embarks on a journey into the unknown, leaving her family home behind for an education and a chance to chart her own destiny.

While India experiences an upheaval of cultural and societal changes as old-world traditions collide with the modern global era, Shanti navigates college, a marriage of her own choosing, and motherhood, fighting a constant battle between the pressures of traditional expectations and her own burning desire to be an artist and an independent woman.

A move to America presents exciting new opportunities, but Shanti is disappointed to find herself still hemmed in by the restrictions of her Indian upbringing. As her children become adults and her marriage becomes a shell of what it once was, Shanti must find the courage to step out of her husband’s shadow and into the life she’s always dreamed of.

Read the full review, more on the #book and author here...
http://www.mammanatty.com/The-Immigrant-Wife.html

Comment by Beck Valley Books on March 31, 2016 at 2:07pm

Our Beck Valley Books Review - After the Kill by Cary Allen Stone (A Jake Roberts Novel) 'hard hitting and fast paced thriller with emotive human touches enthralls the reader'......

"Welcome to the chaotic world of Jake Roberts who attracts trouble like a lamp does a moth. After deciding to try and take a slower lifestyle than he is used to, he is quickly caught up in a terrorist attack on an airport and recruited to help. Whilst he is helping with the enquiries, his own life and his loved one is under threat from an unknown source.

Cary Allen Stone is one to watch out for. He has an unique writing style and portrayal of his characters traits as well as their physiological traits is amazing, along with descriptive scenes you can envisage them in your minds eye.

Hard hitting and fast paced thriller with emotive human touches enthralls the reader and takes them on a journey through the troubled mind of a serial killer. Praise for this author and his work, which any reader would not be disappointed in. Looking forward to the authors next work."

Read more on the #book and author here...
http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/book-review-after-kil...

Comment by Beck Valley Books on March 30, 2016 at 2:21pm

NEW ROMANCE RELEASE Laguna Sights by Kaira Rouda Books (Laguna Beach Book 4)

'I’ve read all the books so far and I love them. They are a great quick read to relax and unwind. I get lost in the books and lose all track of time when reading them. I can’t wait for more in the series.' reviews A Library of Reviews

Once you're a star, can you trust other people’s intentions?

Scott Cassidy has lived a blessed life. Growing up in Laguna Beach with a loving family, he was discovered in high school when he appeared on the popular reality TV show, Laguna Nights. Now cast as a doctor on the number one soap opera, his star keeps rising. Finally free from his long-term girlfriend, Scott isn’t looking for love, but when a popular dating app matches him with Jamie Kane, he can’t deny the sparks. But is she really everything she seems?

Jamie Kane isn’t lucky in love or life. Her childhood was tumultuous with a single mom who moved to Hollywood for fame but ended up waiting tables in Malibu. Certainly not one of the spoiled kids she went to high school and college with, Jamie has worked hard to achieve her dreams of being an actress, even as she begins to realize it’s not her calling. Jamie believes Scott may be the answer to everything unless a past mistake makes him doubt their future together.

Is the price of fame the chance at true love?

***Laguna Sights can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel. And if you enjoy Scott and Jamie's love story, please consider reading the rest of the Laguna Beach series.

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http://ginaslibrary.info/laguna-sights-book-review/

Comment by Beck Valley Books on March 21, 2016 at 7:50am
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Comment by Beck Valley Books on March 17, 2016 at 4:15pm

Eighty and Out by Kim Cano plus #audiobook #giveaway 'an incredible read' reviews Lynchburg Mama

"Kim Cano is one of the great writers of our time who will make you feel and think, laugh and cry and in the end nod your head in agreement." - Miki's Hope

"A women’s fiction novel that follows the life of a girl into a woman. Honestly, this is one to keep on the shelves and read again." - Life as Leels

"As with all of Kim Cano's books that I have read, you become mesmerized by the story, a beautiful, gentle story of coming of age, love, loss, despair and happiness." - Beck Valley Books

Book Description
Traumatized by visits to the nursing home to see their elderly aunt, Louise and her sister Jeannie made a youthful pact to not live past age eighty. Was it a silly childhood idea, or were they wise beyond their years? Most importantly, will they go through with it when the time comes?

Eighty and Out Editorial Review: “An emotionally-charged women’s fiction novel about the bond between sisters, friendship, and fate, Eighty and Out will have you deliberating your destiny.” ~ Bestselling author Deborah Brown - Paradise Series

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Comment by Beck Valley Books on March 14, 2016 at 5:29pm

Book Review of The Howling Heart by April Bostic

'All of a sudden, she finds herself in the middle of a world that she never knew existed. It’s too late to back out, and furthermore, does she really want to?' asks Julie Geter Baswell.....

'I became intrigued with the wolf pack hierarchy, their way of life and survival.' reviews Dialogue with Doris

‘fantasy intermingles with reality in this novel. It strikes a good balance and make it darn near impossible to put down’ reviews A Gluten Free Mom

Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv---wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack. Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.

Read more on the ‪#‎book‬ and author here....

http://icreatepurtythangs.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/the-howling-heart-...

Comment by Beck Valley Books on March 14, 2016 at 8:28am

NEW RELEASE

Comment by Beck Valley Books on March 4, 2016 at 5:44pm

IT'S RELEASE DAY!! - Pretty Dolls and Hand Grenades by Cara Reinard, Author

'Fabulous. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time' reviews Cali Book Reviews,
'once it takes off--WOW & what a magnificent twist!!' reviews Miki's Hope
'Oh my god! What a book! I read this in a day as I just could not stop' reviews ebook addicts

Read more on the #book and author here http://calibookreviews.com/2016/02/pretty-dolls-and-hand-grenades-b...

Thirty-something, Cecelia Laramie, strives for excellence like the other housewives in her quiet suburban neighborhood. Cece’s a bit eccentric with her elaborate doll collection and bouts of OCD, so when she finds out her well-to-do husband is misbehaving, she decides to nip it in the bud—with a baseball bat.

Getting revenge on her husband for his indiscretions becomes Cece’s newest obsession, but when another jilted housewife joins her cause, things go awry. Cece’s cutthroat accomplice pushes her to commit crimes throughout Manhattan, sabotaging her husband’s real estate business. When her counterpart introduces deadly weapons into the mix, Cece knows she's in over her head.

Cece’s a bundle of nerves; she’s a housewife, not a terrorist. Her new partner is nothing but trouble, but if the mysterious woman can help her reclaim her old life, Cece’s in. She just hopes their crazy antics don't land her a spot in prison first.

Comment by Beck Valley Books on February 27, 2016 at 12:06pm
Deep Fried and Pickled by Paisley Ray (The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles Book 1) 'The quirkiness of the book is quite endearing, welcoming and warm. It’s a great read for when you don’t want something that is completely serious. I can’t wait to read more about Rachael’s college adventures!' reviews Lynchburg Mama
 
Paisley Ray books are not your typical fiction. A young woman's plan for an art history degree turns into an outrageous series of misadventures in this laugh-out-loud romp about a girl who enrolls in a southern college during the height of the crazy era that was the 1980’s. This collection crosses genres of chick lit, mystery, romance, humor, and action with the possibility of a corpse or two. To date there are 8 novels in this humorous romantic misadventure mystery series with book #9 due to release spring of 2016.
 
It’s ’86, the era of Pop Rocks, Jelly shoes, and big hair rock bands. Rachael O'Brien's freshman plan seems simple: Attend a southern college, earn a degree, party, and meet cute guys—hopefully acing the latter two.
 
But being threatened by a jealous She-Devil, avoiding the advances of a thirty-something redneck, and discovering an art fraud scheme thwart her “to do” list. On top of her troubles at school, Rachael finds herself forging a new relationship with her emotionally shaken father after Mom abandons the family to pursue a psychic calling.
 
Bad decision-making, law-bending behavior, and surprise romances make freshman year memorable in Paisley Ray’s DEEP FRIED AND PICKLED.
 
Read more on the #book and the series here.... http://lynchburgtnmama.com/deep-fried-pickled-paisley-ray-rachael-o...
Comment by Beck Valley Books on February 25, 2016 at 9:40am

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In TAKEN BY LOVE... 
Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again--but she's completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her--and the man she's never forgotten.

Luke Braden is handsome, wealthy, and the best damn gypsy horse breeder in the Midwest. After a restless youth, he's finally ready to settle down--only connecting with women is nothing like connecting with horses, and he's never met a woman worth the energy. After an arrest in a neighboring town, Luke's past comes back to haunt him, and he realizes that his inability to find love runs deeper than he ever imagined.

A chance encounter sweeps Luke and Daisy into a world of passion. For the first time ever, Luke feels a connection, but Daisy's life in Trusty is anything but permanent, and Luke can't manage a future until he puts his past to rest.

 

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