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Book Spotlight: Untimed by: Andy Gavin

Join Andy Gavin, author of the Young Adult Time Travel/Adventure novel, Untimed, as he tours the blogosphere July 1 – July 26, 2013 on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!


Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00004]ABOUT UNTIMED

Charlie’s the kind of boy that no one notices. Hell, his own mother can’t remember his name. So when a mysterious clockwork man tries to kill him in modern day Philadelphia, and they tumble through a hole into 1725 London, Charlie realizes even the laws of time don’t take him seriously. Still, this isn’t all bad. Who needs school when you can learn about history first hand, like from Ben Franklin himself. And there’s this girl… Yvaine… another time traveler. All good. Except for the rules: boys only travel into the past and girls only into the future. And the baggage: Yvaine’s got a baby boy and more than her share of ex-boyfriends. Still, even if they screw up history — like accidentally let the founding father be killed — they can just time travel and fix it, right? But the future they return to is nothing like Charlie remembers. To set things right, he and his scrappy new girlfriend will have to race across the centuries, battling murderous machines from the future, jealous lovers, reluctant parents, and time itself.

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Andy Gavin is an unstoppable storyteller who studied for his Ph.D. at M.I.T. and founded video game developer Naughty Dog, Inc. at the age of fifteen, serving as co-president for two decades. There he created, produced, and directed over a dozen video games, including the award winning and best selling Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter franchises, selling over 40 million units worldwide. He sleeps little, reads novels and histories, watches media obsessively, travels, and of course, writes.

His latest book is the young adult time travel novel, Untimed.

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Untimed Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule


Monday, July 3 – First Chapter Review at Reader Girls

Tuesday, July 4 – First Chapter Reveal at Margay Leah Justice

Wednesday, July 5 – Book reviewed and First Chapter Reveal at Ellis (Reviews and Life)

Thursday, July 6 – Book Featured at Sweeping Me

Monday, July 10 – Book reviewed at The Musings of ALMYBNENR

Monday, July 10 – First Chapter Review at Read 2 Review

Monday, July 10 – First Chapter Reveal at Books and Needlepoint

Tuesday, July 11 – First Chapter Review at Wanted Readers

Wednesday, July 12 – Book featured at Authors and Readers Book Corner

Friday, July 14 – Guest blogging at Bibliophilia, Please

Monday, July 17 – Book Reviewed and First Chapter Reveal at Miki’s Hope

Wednesday, July 19 – Book Reviewed at Create with Joy

Monday, July 24 – Book Featured at My Cozie Corner

Monday, July 24 – Book Featured at Book Lover Stop

Monday, July 24 – Book Reviewed at Alexia’s Books and Such

Tuesday, July 25 – Book Reviewed and Character Guest Post at My Book Addiction and More

Wednesday, July 26 – Book Reviewed at Mary’s Cup of Tea

Wednesday, July 26 – Book Featured at A Room Without Books is Empty

Thursday, July 27 – Book Reviewed at Review From Here

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The Little Sparrow Named Too by: E. Dantes

My Review:

This was a great kids book about a bird that is named Too and wants to fly like other birds but his wings are long enough so he tries to make them bigger by using other feathers, gum from under shoes and other things to secure the wings, but once he is up really high he finds his new wings falling apart!  Which sends him soaring to the ground but all is not lost as Too will find a way.

The pictures in this book are great really well illustrated!

Join E. Dantes, author of the children’s picture book, The Little Sparrow Named Too, as he tours the blogosphere July 1 – August 30, 2013 on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!



The series of “TOO” focuses around a sparrow hatchling who is new to life and keen to explore it. He is clever though strong-willed which means he always getting “in” and “out” of trouble – especially when he has a bright idea! Each of the books will broach everyday parental / childcare issues helping children understand the importance of parental guidance and social respect.

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Hi, I’m Dantes, the author of a new series of illustrated children’s books about a little sparrow named “Too”.

Due to my father’s job, my early years were spent running barefoot around the wildernesses of the world and though it gave me a rich appreciation of “Bonne Terre” – literacy came a little later than most. Yet every night literature was still there, with either my mother or father reading a bedtime story.

Concerned with my education, my parents made the hard decision to ship me off to boarding school. During those first long nights away from home, I suffered incredible homesickness and that’s when I discovered the magic of words. Reading the same books I had heard at bedtime somehow made me feel closer to home and in those familiar paragraphs my pangs slipped away. To this day good books are still both my joy and my solace.

The Adventures of Too book series is my “thank you” to children’s literature and it carries only one hope, that a new generation of readers feel the same lasting connection to books as I do.

Find out more about the author at the different places below:

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The Little Sparrow Named Too Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, July 1 – Book reviewed and 1st chapter reveal at Ellis (Reviews and Life)

Tuesday, July 2 – 1st chapter reveal at Miki’s Hope

Wednesday, July 3 – Book reviewed at Book Lover Stop

Wednesday, July 3 – 1st chapter reveal at Parenting 2.0

Friday, July 5 – Book reviewed and interviewed at My Devotional Thoughts

Monday, July 8 – Book featured at Read 2 Review

Wednesday, July 10 – Book featured at Faerotic Prose

Thursday, July 11 – Picture reveal at My Devotional Thoughts

Friday, July 12 – Guest blogging at 4 the Love of Books

Friday, July 19 – Book reviewed at Cheryl’s Book Nook

Wednesday, July 24 – Picture reveal at Melissa’s Midnight Musings

Wednesday, July 24 – Book reviewed at Books, Books, the Magical Fruit

Thursday, July 25 – Guest blogging at Cheryl’s Book Nook

Friday, July 26 – Book featured at Parenting 2.0

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Allan Leverone Book Featured Parallax View

Join Allan Leverone, author of the thriller, Parallax View, as he tours the blogosphere May 6 – June 28 on his third virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!


Allan Leverone is the author of five novels, including the Amazon Top 25 overall paid bestselling thriller, THE LONELY MILE. He is a 2012 Derringer Award winner for excellence in short mystery fiction, as well as a 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee. Allan lives in Londonderry, NH with his wife and family, and a cat who has used up eight lives. Visit his website at

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It’s late in the Cold War, and the Soviet Union is slowly disintegrating. In the midst of this uncertainty and upheaval, a mysterious group of KGB officials has concocted a desperate plan in an attempt to maintain power. And one beautiful young CIA operative is all that stands between this shadowy cabal and the outbreak of World War Three. Spring, 1987. CIA Special Operations agent Tracie Tanner is tasked with what should be a relatively straightforward mission: deliver a secret communique from Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to U.S. President Ronald Reagan. After smuggling the document out of East Germany, Tracie believes she is in the clear. She’s wrong. There are shadowy forces at work, influential people who will stop at nothing to prevent the explosive information contained in the letter from reaching the White House. Soon, Tanner is knee-deep in airplane crashes and murder, paired up with a young Maine air traffic controller and on the run for their lives, unsure who she can trust at CIA, but committed to completing her mission, no matter the cost.





Parallax View Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, May 6 – Book reviewed at Author Rebecca Graf

Wednesday, May 8 – Interviewed at Examiner

Thursday, May 9 -Book featured at Authors and Readers Book Corner

Monday, May 13 – Interviewed at Literal Exposure

Wednesday, May 15 – Guest blogging at Janna Shay

Thursday, May 16 – Guest blogging at The Book Connection

Monday, May 20 – Book reviewed at Vic’s Media Room

Tuesday, May 21 – Guest blogging at My Cozie Corner

Wednesday, May 22 – Interviewed at Digital Journal

Thursday, May 23 – Book reviewed at Miki’s Hope

Monday, May 27 – Guest blogging at Rainy Day Reviews

Wednesday, May 29 – Book feature at Book Lover Stop

Friday, May 31 – Interviewed at Review From Here

Wednesday, June 5 – Interviewed at I’m Shelfish

Monday, June 10 – Book reviewed at Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Monday, June 10 – Book featured at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

Tuesday, June 11 -Book reviewed at Mary’s Cup of Tea

Thursday, June 13 – Interviewed at Broowaha

Monday, June 17 – Book Featured at Community Book Stop

Tuesday, June 18 – Guest blogging at Allvoices

Wednesday, June 19 – Guest blogging at The Writer’s Life

Thursday, June 20 – 1st Chapter Reveal at Gina’s Library

Friday, June 21 – First Chapter revealed at Rainy Day Reviews

Monday, June 24 – Book reviewed at Create with Joy

Tuesday, June 25 – Book reviewed at Queen of All She Reads

Wednesday, June 26 – Book reviewed at Review From Here

Wednesday, June 26 – Book featured at Confessions of a Reader

Thursday, June 27 – Book featured at My Cozie Corner

Thursday, June 27 – Book reviewed at My Reading Table

Friday, June 28 – Book reviewed at My Book Retreat

Friday, June 28 – Book reviewed at Must Read Faster

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The car sped around a corner, and a couple of hundred yards away Tracie could see the control tower and FAA base building. She slowed slightly, trying to come up with some kind of action plan, when a side window in the base building shattered. The glass exploded outward as a metal folding chair flew through the window, followed a heartbeat later by a tumbling body. It looked like Shane Rowley.

He dived through the window and landed on top of the chair, then rolled onto his back and looked up at the window. A second man appeared. The man was older, and as he tried to climb out, his body began to stutter as bullets ripped into him from behind, and then he slumped across the frame.

Shane scrambled to his feet and ran along the narrow alleyway between the base building and the control tower. He burst into the parking lot and ran straight into a man holding a silenced handgun. The man was facing away from Tracie, but she could see him raise the gun and shove the barrel into Shane’s forehead.

And she didn’t hesitate.

She drove her foot to the floor and aimed the Datsun straight at the pair. The gunman didn’t seem to have heard the sound of the little car’s engine, or perhaps didn’t comprehend the significance. Shane was facing the vehicle and Tracie hoped he would understand her intent.

The car leapt forward and the two men grew steadily larger in the windshield. The gunman seemed to be talking, asking Shane a question or maybe threatening him. Nothing in Shane’s demeanor gave away the fact that a speeding car was hurtling toward them. At the last moment Shane dived to the side, just as it seemed to occur to the man in the suit that something was wrong.

Shane hit the pavement and rolled. He disappeared from sight as the Datsun plowed into the man with the gun, catching him in the side with a sickening thud. His body flew up and over the hood. He crashed into the windshield and then tumbled over the roof in an ungainly somersault.

Tracie watched in the rearview mirror as the man dropped onto the pavement and lay still. She slammed on the brakes and skidded to a stop just shy of a big vehicle with U.S. Government plates. Then she jammed the car into reverse and began backing up, one eye on the gunman, still crumpled in an unmoving heap in the middle of the parking lot, one eye searching for Shane.

She spotted him crouched between two parked  cars just as the base building’s front door crashed open and two more men exited the building at a dead run. The men wore suits similar to the downed gunman and each was holding a gun. They turned right and ran toward Tracie and their injured conspirator.

And Shane.

Tracie leaned across the front seat and shoved the passenger door open. “Get in here, now!” she screamed.

The Loved and The Lost by: Lory S. Kaufman

Title: The Loved and The Lost
Author: Lory S. Kaufman
Publisher: Fiction Studio Books
Pages: 314
Series: Verona Trilogy #3
Source: Pump Your Book Promotions
Format: Paperback


They are three time travelers desperate to return to 14th-century Verona to reclaim their medieval family s shattered lives. It is a mission fraught with danger and the risk of unexpected consequences for themselves and for their worlds. For all three, it is a matter of the heart. For one, though, it is truly the only thing that matters, as the fate of his eternal love and the life of their unborn child is the prize to be won or lost forever. In this, the final book of THE VERONA TRILOGY, Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln go on the boldest adventure of their lives. They will face hardship, tragedy, and threats from sources they couldn t have imagined all in an effort to wrestle a future from the steely grip of an unforgiving past.  Definitely a great ending to the series I really enjoyed this one alot with the historical information wrapped into a great Young Adult series!

My Thoughts:

The kids are back in their own time and finding themselves part of the time travel History Camp Academy.  While Lincoln has found his calling and Shamira has found love with Kingsley who has an interest in art as Shamira does.  Hansum is still lost having lost his wife to 14th century Verona, and wanting to find a way to go back and save her.  The kids have grown up quite a bit since their time in 14th century Verona.  The one regret Hansum has is not saving his wife in time.  With their teachers they are able to go back to 14th century and see parts of their history and the mistakes they make.  This book was full of twists and turns and wanting to know how it ends, definitely a great way to wrap up the story.  This also set up the great love story of Romeo and Juliet and is a great spin on their relationship.  This being the third book I think people who want to read this will definitely have to go in order to appreciate the story.

Desert Wedding by: Penny Kim Book Spotlight

DesertWeddingAbout the Author:
Penny Kim is a Washington, DC lurker and resident of Alexandria, Virginia. She is active in several area book groups that span several genres, from murder mysteries to chick lit and beyond. Currently working on her second book, her debut novel “Desert Wedding” is a compelling coming of age story for the Millennium generation.
About the Book:
There is nothing more exciting than when your best friend gets married. And for Elsie McKenna, it seems like she’s got the maid of honor thing figured out. But as the big day date gets closer and wedding planning takes over, Elsie’s friendship with the bride-to-be, Res, begins to go downhill. To make matters worse, Elsie’s boyfriend, the long-suffering Jonah, becomes increasingly distant. It’s not too soon before Elsie begins to wonder if there’s something in the air in Phoenix, or if it’s just a nasty case of wedding fever.

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The Bronze and The Brimstone by: Lory S. Kaufman Tour

11283823Title: The Bronze and The Brimstone
Author: Lory S. Kaufman
Publisher: Fiction Studio Books
Pages: 334
Format: Paperback
Source: Pump Up Your Book Promotions


What could go wrong in the 14th-century
for three time-traveling teens?
How about – EVERYTHING!

Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln, three teens from the 24th-century, are trapped in 14th-century Verona, Italy. They’ve survived many deadly experiences by keeping their wits about them and by introducing futuristic technology into the past. Principal among these inventions is the telescope, which brought them to the attention to the rich and powerful.

But standing out can get you into unexpected and dangerous situations. The nobles of Verona now believe Hansum is a savant, a genius inventor, especially after he brings them plans for advanced cannons and black powder. Being the center of attention is great, but the potential for trouble is now exponentially greater because people are watching Hansum’s every move.

Meanwhile, artistic genius Shamira has fallen for a Florentine artist with bloody and disasterous consequences. Lincoln, considered an incompetent back home in the 24th-century, has blossomed – at least until he’s shot in the head with an arrow. And Hansum, after secretly marrying his new master’s beautiful daughter, Guilietta, is offered the hand in marriage of lady Beatrice, daughter of the ruler of Verona. To refuse could mean calamity for all the teens.

Amazingly, none of this is their biggest challenge. Because a rash illness is spreading across Verona – and it is threatening to consume everyone.

Do they have a future in this past?

My Thoughts:

This book was provided to me via Pump Up Your Book Promotions for a honest and fair review, these thoughts are mine and mine alone.  With that being said this book was incredible.  Our three young friends pick up where they left off with Romero and Guilietta married in a secret ceremony which creates all sorts of problems when the master won’t approve of their marriage without the blessing of the Podesta who has plans for Romero which include marrying him to his daughter.

Shamira starts to fall for a guy who has his own secret agenda including obtaining a looker for his boss, who has promised him all sorts of things to get him to cooperate.  When Lincoln, Guilietta and the master figure out what is going on they rush to the aid of Shamira.  And then there is Romero who has been moved to where the Podesta resides to make gun powder for cannons.

How long til their secrets really mess up this century.  This book was full of so much going on.  From a hidden romance to keeping Pan a secret which Romero is listening to less and less.  I would definitely put this up there with so many dystopians out there right now.  A book well worth buying!

It’s Nut Cuttin’ Time America Book Spotlight

Nut cuttin time bannerAbout the Author:
Patrick Dorinson is a veteran of the political wars, radio talk show host and commentator who unlike many so-called pundits, has actually been in the arena and has the battle scars to prove it. He has been on both sides of the aisle and in the aisle itself, having worked over the last 25 year for Republicans and Democrats in both politics and government.
He now is a proud independent and paraphrasing the words of Marx-Groucho not Karl-says he will not join any political party that would have someone like him as a member.
Patrick’s unique political journey has been a search for real leaders, regardless of party, to move America forward but says in frustration, “I have chased more false prophets than the ancient Hebrews in the Old Testament”.
He is still searching and doesn’t expect the 2012 election will end his search no matter who wins.
After all these years, he has returned to where he began his political odyssey at age 12 as a Goldwater Conservative. Like Goldwater, Patrick believes in limited government in all things and the basic right of all Americans to live their lives as they see fit as long as they abide by the laws of the land. Or put another way, government should keep their hands off the public’s wallet and their nose out of folk’s private lives.
Patrick Dorinson is a modern day Will Rogers with sharp elbows who’s had an insider’s view of the political system and tells it like it is.
Patrick’s cowboy wisdom will make you laugh, make you cry, and most of all, it will make you think. If you’ve had enough of the bloviating blowhards who won’t admit how America got into this mess, or explain how we’ll get out of it, this return to simple common sense is needed now more than ever.
Patrick Dorinson is a columnist for the FOX Opinion on the FOX News website and regular contributor to “The Arena” on POLITICO the #1 political website in the nation. He is the resident political analyst for Morning News on Newstalk 1530 KFBK radio in Sacramento, California. He also appears regularly as a commentator on local television.
Mr. Dorinson has appeared on Sean Hannity’s Great American Panel on the FOX News Channel and on Cavuto on the FOX Business Channel as well as on FOX webcasts.
He is host of weekly radio talk show, The Cowboy Libertarian with Patrick Dorinson. It airs Saturdays from 5 to 6PM Pacific on Newstalk 1530 KFBK.
Dorinson lives on a 15 acre ranch in Nevada City, California with his wife Carol, is an avid student of the West and a pretty fair horseman. And he knows that when learning how to ride, the ground is the best teacher, having the broken bones to prove it.
He enjoys working and riding alongside his friends in the ranching and cattle business whenever he gets the opportunity. And if he had his druthers and could find an outfit to hire him he would make his living on the back of a horse.
Visit his website at

About the Book:
Sometimes serious, at all times humorous and filled with satire, It’s Nut Cuttin’ Time is written by someone who just doesn’t comment on politics from the bleachers, but who was actually in the arena for over 25 years.
It’s Nut Cuttin’ Time is an insightful look at the last four years in America and sets the stage for the pivotal 2012 election and what is to come afterwards. It takes aim at the preening politicians of both parties and also takes a swing at our self-indulgent celebrity-obsessed pop culture.
Patrick Dorinson is a modern day Will Rogers with sharp elbows who’s had an insider’s view of the political system having been on both sides of the aisle and as he likes to say, “in the aisle itself”.
He now is a proud independent and paraphrasing the words of Marx-Groucho not Karl-says he will not join any political party that would have someone like him as a member.
His unique political journey has been a search for real leaders, regardless of party, to move America forward but says in frustration, “I have chased more false prophets than the ancient Hebrews in the Old Testament”.
He says he is still searching and doesn’t expect the 2012 election will end his search.

It’s Nut Cuttin’ Time American Code Tour Page:

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