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Book Review: Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose

About: “Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany — June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945” by Stephen Ambrose is a non-fiction historical account of the drive from Normandy to Germany. The book is a treasure trove of soldiers’ portraits, personal accounts and interviews. 528 pages Publisher: […]

Book Review: The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry

About: “The Jefferson Key” by Steve Berry (website) is the seventh book in the fictional series featuring Cotton Malone. The story takes place in the United States, which I understand is a departure from previous books in the series. 480 pages Publisher: Ballantine Books ISBN: 0345505514 My rating for The Jefferson Key – 4 Buy […]

Original eBook: The Balkan Escape by Steve Berry

About: “The Balkan Escape: A Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure” by Steve Berry (website) is an eBook original novel by this prolific writer. Mr. Berry is best known for the Cotton Malone book series. 31 pages Publisher: Ballantine Books ASIN: B003MQMZ2K My rating for The Balkan Escape – 4 Buy “The Balkan Escape” through the ManOfLa­Book affil­i­ate […]

Fun Facts Friday: Dashiell Hammett

Today we mark the birthday of Dashiell Hammett (1894 – 1961), born Samuel Dashiell Hammett. A prolific writer who popularized the hardboiled detective fiction, Mr. Hammett wrote such classics as “The Maltese Falcon” and “The Thin Man”. 1) Hammett left school at age 13. 2) He worked for Pinkerton’s detective agency for eight years. 3) […]

Guest Post & Giveaway: It’s the Summer of Gomez!

It’s the Summer of Gomez! Get free books and win a Kindle or iPod.   As reviewers have been calling “No Hope for Gomez!” the perfect summer read – light, fast, fun – I decided to give this summer’s Gomez readers some exclusive content and the chance to win prizes.   About No Hope for […]

Book Review: Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd

About: “Ordinary Thunderstorms” by William Boyd (website) is a fictional book with many themes. The book takes place in London and follows a man whose life turned upside down. The pub­lisher has made avail­able one (1) copy of “Ordinary Thunderstorms” to be given out– enter at the end of the post. 416 pages Publisher: Harper ISBN: […]

Guest Post: Is It Like Listening To You Talk?

For free books and win a Kindle or iPod see the end of the post. As you probably know, to become an internationally best-selling author, you need to sell three books. This is not an easy task, but once you’ve managed to rack up these three sales, the rest is more or less a done […]

Book Review: The Lost City of Z by David Grann

About: “The Lost City of Z” by David Grann (website) is a non-fiction account of the author’s trip to Brazil following the footsteps of previous explorers. The book is part character study, part history, part archeological and part adventure story. 352 pages Publisher: Doubleday ISBN: 0385513534 My rating for The Lost City of Z – […]

Book Review: The Eighth Scroll by Laurence B. Brown

About: “The Eighth Scroll” by Laurence B. Brown is a fictional book which draws on the Judaism, Christianity and Islam to create a new story. The book follows the familiar path of other book featuring religious relics. 332 pages Publisher: BookSurge Publishing ISBN: 1419673238 My rating for The Eighth Scroll – 3 Buy & Save […]

Fun Facts Friday: Katherine Anne Porter

May 15, 1890 was the birthday of author Callie Porter, later known as Katherine Anne Porter. Ms. Porter was a very prolific writer, which unfortunately we do not hear much about these days. 1) When she was two Porter’s mother died and the family moved in with her paternal grandmother Catherine Anne Porter. Porter later […]

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