Bea's Book Nook

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

Friday, May 26, 2017

Bea Reviews Wilde Horses by Jannine Gallant

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Wilde Horses, Jannine Gallant
Series: Born to Be Wilde #4
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: May 23rd, 2017
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Blurb, adapted from goodreads:

The Wilde brothers may be attracted to all things fast and furious. But their spirited sister can’t be tamed when it comes to matters of the heart . . .

The beautiful vistas and peace and quiet on her family’s Wyoming ranch are a balm for Eden Wilde’s soul—and inspire a gentle touch when it comes to breaking the wild horses she loves. Though there’s no hope on the breathtaking horizon for her love life. Until her sanctuary is invaded by a movie studio shooting their latest blockbuster starring Hollywood’s man of the moment.

After a personal tragedy plays out in his real life, movie star Blake Benedict finds himself falling for the wide-open spaces and easy going pace of Wyoming—and for Eden. Around her, he feels safe shedding his public persona and letting down his guard. But then accidents begin to happen on set, mishaps that could end Blake’s career—or his life. And Eden will be forced out of her comfort zone to save the Hollywood hero from an enemy he never saw coming . 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Asthma Awareness Month: My Life with Severe Chronic Asthma

http://www.aafa.org/page/asthma-and-allergy-awareness-month.aspx

This is a long post, so get comfy. :) Every year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America or AAFA declares May to be "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." Spring in the US is a prime suffering time for people with asthma and/or allergies; right now trees are pollinating where I live and it's not fun.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Review & Giveaway: Grimm Woods by D. Melhoff

Publisher: Bellswood Publishing
Format Read: Paperback
Source: From the pr firm in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: December 17, 2016
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Blurb from goodreads:

A REMOTE SUMMER CAMP becomes a lurid crime scene when the bodies of two teenagers are found in a bloody, real-life rendering of a classic Grimm's fairy tale. Trapped in the wilderness, the remaining counselors must follow a trail of dark children's fables in order to outwit a psychopath and save the dwindling survivors before falling prey to their own gruesome endings.

Drawing on the grisly, uncensored details of history’s most famous fairy tales, Grimm Woods is a heart-pounding thriller about a deranged killer who uses traditional children’s stories as tropes in elaborate murders. Set against the backdrop of modern-day Michigan, it’s a journey through the mind of a dangerous zealot and a shocking glimpse into the bedtime stories you thought you knew.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Steph Reviews The First Gospel by Darryl Nyznyk

Review, The First Gospel, Darryl Nyznyk, Bea's Book Nook
Publisher: Cross Dove Publishing, LLC
Format Read: Paperback
Source: the pr firm in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: March 21, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

THE FIRST GOSPEL, in the tradition of “The DaVinci Code,” is an historical thriller at the center of which lies the truth about the greatest archaeological mystery the world has ever known.

Edessa, Turkey 943 A.D.: Eighty thousand Byzantine knights lay siege to the Muslim citadel. Prepared to raze the city, the Byzantine commander offers to spare it if the Muslim emir will hand over a fourteen-foot long linen cloth. The stunned emir readily delivers the cloth that bears the shocking full-body image of a crucified man.

Arizona almost 1100 years later: Matt Carter, an under-employed law school graduate, discovers the brutally murdered body of his old professor, Samuel Rosen. When Matt returns home, he finds a letter posted by Rosen before his murder. Rosen begs Matt to protect an ancient parchment owned by his family for generations. Unknown to Matt, the parchment holds the key to the two-thousand-year-old mystery of the Cloth of Edessa.

Now Matt becomes the unwitting prey of those who will stop at nothing to keep his parchment’s truth hidden. From the magnificent opulence of Rome’s St. Peter’s Cathedral to the breathtaking beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, readers will become part of Matt’s frantic search for a truth that will forever change political, religious, and industrial fortunes around the world … even as Matt fights for survival.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Review & Giveaway: Uncorking a Lie by Nadine Nettmann

Review, Giveaway, Uncorking a Lie, Nadine Nettmann, Bea's Book Nook
Bea's Book Nook, Review, Giveaway, Uncorking a Lie, Nadine Nettmann
Series: A Sommelier Mystery #2
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: May 8th, 2017
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Blurb from the author:

It was the kind of invitation Katie Stillwell had only dreamed about: a dinner party at the Sonoma mansion of famed wine collector Paul Rafferty to celebrate a rare bottle of wine. Everyone enjoys drinking the $19,000 wine, but Katie realizes it’s not the older vintage listed on the label. When she confides in Mr. Rafferty, he asks her to investigate, and she soon discovers the deception goes beyond money. As Katie falls deeper into the world of counterfeit wine, she learns everything is at stake―even her life.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Bea Reviews The Negotiator by Avery Flynn

Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: April 24th, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

Wanted: Personal Buffer

Often snarly, workaholic executive seeks “buffer” from annoying outside distractions AKA people. Free spirits with personal boundary issues, excessive quirks, or general squeamishness need not apply. Salary negotiable. Confidentiality required.

Workaholic billionaire Sawyer Carlyle may have joked he needed a “buffer” from their marriage-obsessed mom, but he didn’t need a waiting room filled with “candidates” to further distract him. (Thanks, bro.) But when a sexy job applicant shooes his mom and the socialite in tow out of his office, Sawyer sees the genius of the plan. And the woman. In fact, Miss Clover Lee might just get the fastest promotion in history, from buffer to fake fiancĂ©…

This “free-spirit” might look like hot sunshine and lickable rainbows, but she negotiates like a pitbull. Before Sawyer knows what hit him, he’s agreed to give up Friday nights for reality tv, his Saturdays for flea markets (why buy junk still baffles him), his Tuesdays and Thursdays for “date nights” (aka panty-losing opportunities if he plays his cards right). And now she wants lavender bath salts and tulips delivered every Monday?

Yup, she’s just screwing with him. Good thing she’s got this non-negotiatable six-weeks-and-she’s-gone rule or Sawyer may have just met this match

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Review & Giveaway: Daddy Honk Honk! by Rosalinde Bonnet

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Daddy Honk Honk, Rosalinde Bonnet
Publisher: Dial Books
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: May 9th, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

An arctic fox adopts a baby goose in this heartwarming read-aloud that's perfect for Father's Day
When Aput the fox finds an abandoned goose egg, he has no idea what's in store for him. He doesn't know anything about babies and he certainly doesn't know what to do when the gosling hatches and mistakes him for its daddy. So he decides to find the gosling a home. But with each page turn, Aput learns more about caring for a baby and, with a little help from his friends, he discovers what a baby needs most is love.

Bea Reviews Little Tails in the Savannah by Frederic Brremaud & Illustrated by Federico Bertolucci

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Little Tails in the Savannah, Frederic Brremaud, Federico Bertolucci
Series: Little Tails Wildlife Adventures #3
Publisher: Magnetic Press 
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: May 23rd, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

Chipper and Squizzo are a precocious puppy and squirrel who love to explore new and exciting environments, flying their cardboard box airplane to wondrous worlds full of fascinating animals and creatures. In each volume of this fun, educational series, they tour a different location, encountering the real-world animals found there in beautiful illustration and fun cartoon strip antics.

This third volume sees our adorable nature guides exploring the wild African Savannah!