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Where God Finds You: 40 Devotions Bringing Bible Characters to Life by Anita Higman
Where God Finds You: 40 Devotions Bringing Bible Characters to Life

ReadersEntertainment, October 30, 2012

There is now a way to truly live and breathe the experiences of numerous Biblical characters. Anita Higman has recently released Where God Finds You, a collection of narrative accounts from more than forty characters from Christian scripture, and they are all there to behold and embrace. Additionally, each chapter is paired with the Biblical passage from which the narrative is derived, so the reader has a clear sense of each character's story and its relationship to the Bible's teachings. Another rewarding aspect of the book relates to questions that follow each segment that are intended to be thought provoking and informative. Higman is no stranger to the field of writing��"she is the award-winning and bestselling author of more than thirty books, and her strong sense of faith makes Where God Finds You genuine in its approach, as well as its craft. If you are looking for an enjoyable, uplifting read for the holiday season, then check out Where God Finds You by Anita Higman. This book would make an excellent gift for readers who wish to gain insight into the experiences of Biblical characters and, in doing so, nurture their own appreciation for God's work through Christ. For more information about the title and the author, look to this website: http://anitahigman.com/.
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The Piranha Assignment by Austin S. Camacho
The Piranha Assignment

ReadersEntertainment, October 2, 2011

The Piranha, a newly developed stealth submarine, represents the latest in US weapons technology. When completed, it will give US forces control over the oceans of the world. But there is more to the project than meets the eye. At least, this is what Mark Roberts of the CIA believes, so he enlists the help of his friend, ex-mercenary Morgan Stark, who, together with retired jewel thief Felicity O'Brien, runs a personal security operation. Stark and O'Brien investigate the Piranha project and discover that its leader, Francisco Bastidas, is the not man he seems to be. In fact, he runs con-games for the sheer pleasure of it. Giving him control of a major weapons project may not be the best of ideas. The pair infiltrate the program's security team only to discover that this project cannot continue, because it poses a threat to the world's very security. With disaster looming, Stark and O'Brien must take the project and its heinous leader down, but first they have to defeat an army of terrorists and a crazed giant called Rodrigo Herrera, a man who is capable of killing a jaguar with his bare hands. Will Stark and O'Brien put an end to this project and circumvent a nuclear strike? Find out in The Piranha Assignment, the exciting new novel from Austin S. Camacho and the third book in the Stark and O'Brien series. Camacho specializes in writing thrillers and mysteries. His action-packed fiction is in many ways informed by his experiences as a US Army soldier. After all, Camacho started his writing career years ago while serving as a broadcast journalist for the Army. He appreciates enthralling fiction of any variety, and it shows in his own work. With The Piranha Assignment, the stakes are high and his characters are given greater dimension. For any lover of thriller novels, especially with some relationship to government operations and military weapons development, The Piranha Assignment by Austin S. Camacho will make a great addition to your collection.
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Gathering the Indigo Maidens by Cecilia Velastegui
Gathering the Indigo Maidens

ReadersEntertainment, September 29, 2011

The life of Paloma Zubiondo, wealthy widow and art collector, is well-ordered and full of discipline. Her beach-front home in Laguna Beach, California serves as a fortress. Everything is in its right place. Paloma has spent years building her collection of rare books and fine art from the Spanish Colonial period. Nothing can disturb her world, or so she thought...
...When the telephone rings one day, the end result of the call is total confusion for Paloma. Is her beloved nanny from childhood really being held captive as a sex-slave? Are the preposterous claims of the mysterious caller actually true? Is one of her pieces of art, the Immaculate Conception by 17th century Quito artist Isabel Santiago really stolen? And is the caller the true heir to the painting? Her pursuit of clarification on these matters leads only to greater confusion and sets her on an adventurous course that takes her far from the ordered world she knows and into the seedy underground of thieves, miscreants, and sex-slave traffickers. With the help of her childhood friend Jen, Paloma begins to unearth a harsh reality buried deep within the past but strongly tied to the problems of the present. Who said fine art was boring? Follow Paloma through the trial of Gathering the Indigo Maidens, the new novel from Cecilia Velastegui. This author skillfully blends historically accurate tidbits (many of the historical characters described in the novel were real) with a great understanding of world cultures and symbolism inherent within artistic work. Velastegui's life-experience proves an excellent foundation upon which to build an intelligent and suspenseful story: she has traveled extensively in 50 countries and knows four different languages. She also has served on the board of directors for several cultural and educational institutions. This contribution to the world of books should not be missed. Gathering the Indigo Maidens is perfect for anyone who enjoys exciting and intelligent suspense charged with mystery and informed by a high degree of historical accuracy.
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Sexiest Vampire Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks
Sexiest Vampire Alive

ReadersEntertainment, September 29, 2011

Gregori Holstein is young, charming, and full of sexual appeal. That is a dangerous combination when it comes to vampires.
When a web-based video broadcast threatens the security of vamps everywhere, the best option for the Undead is turning to Gregori, VP of Marketing, for help. He has been given the task of seeking aid from the US government to prove the video is merely a hoax. But before that can happen, the president has a favor to ask. As it turns out, Abby Tucker, the First Daughter, is on a mission to save her dying mother. A dedicated scientist, Abby has come close to the cure and is missing only two essential ingredients. Unfortunately, she must cross the world and enter into the most dangerous territory known to mankind...and vampires. This is where Gregori fits into the scheme, since he is capable of acting as an escort for Abby and providing her with the sort of protection she requires in this part of the world. Of course, Gregori and Abby have nothing in common on the surface: he is suave and sensual, while she is (truth be told) a bit dull and scientific. But her blood is by no means cold yet. In fact, the greatest danger in Abby's life at this point is not the horror awaiting her on the other side of the planet, but the desire beginning to burn within her for the Sexiest Vampire Alive...
...The new novel from Kerrelyn Sparks is well-crafted, comical, and definitely sexy. Her characters are given great voice and there is a certain humor that pervades the entire piece, even when the story is heating up. Sparks is an award-winning USA Today best-selling author with a passion for the paranormal. Sexiest Vampire Alive is an exciting and satisfying book that is ideal for any avid readers of romance, especially in terms of the paranormal category. Kerrelyn Sparks already has a dedicated fan-base, and I am sure that she would love to add you to their ranks. Look for Sexiest Vampire Alive in bookstores everywhere and be drawn into a dangerously seductive world. For more information, check out www.kerrelynsparks.com.
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We the Animals by Justin Torres
We the Animals

ReadersEntertainment, August 30, 2011

We the Animals is a coming-of-age story like nothing I’ve ever read before. It is sometimes shocking, sometimes funny, heartwarming and maybe even a little scary because of how it affects you on such a personal level.
Three boys, raising hell in Brooklyn, following in the footsteps of passionate parents, doing everything they can think of, making chaos, loving fiercely.
It almost felt like I was a peeping-Tom into the window of someone’s very private family life. Sometimes I wondered what motivated them, then that was answered in the next breath as they held tight to each other.
The book is not very long. You can easily read it in a day. Don’t think you can skim it though because it is too emotionally electrifying to be able to just skim over pages. Every page is important. Every word. You have to wonder how much of this is auto-biographical. Justin Torres seems charming and full of life and perhaps a little innocent.
This book is for anyone who wants to be challenged to think about family ties and how our early years affect us.
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