Make money renting your college textbooks to other students. Rentback

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My angels are growing up before my eyes. I have one that is actively being pursued by colleges right now. I know one thing for sure, we will be renting his textbooks if we can from Campus Book Rentals. The ones we can’t rent from them we will be renting through them to other students through their sister site Rentback. I’m so glad that the book stores are not the only ones able to make money now. We, as parents, can too when we choose to rent the college textbooks back to other students and families. It’s a win win. You save money by renting in the first place or if you have to purchase then you can make money off your books by renting them to others. I love that!

To me this is an example of a forward thinking company. They make money whether we are renting from them or renting through them. This is original, new and progressive. I am beyond impressed. I’d rather go through them and use their rentback program than to go to the bookstore and make back pennies on the dollars that I spent through them. A book could cost you $79 and when you go to sell it back you might be lucky to make $15. That’s ridiculous! Make sure you bookmark them for later use when your kids are getting ready for college. You can use them one way or another!

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The Tale of Lucia Grandi Review with Amazon!

I began reading the Tale of Lucia Grandi and right away I was intrigued by Lucia’s story and her life. She lead a tragedy of a childhood but somehow managed to overcome the tragedy and live to a ripe old age of 100+ years! What an amazing example of being able to get through the trauma of life. Being especially sensitive to traumas myself this reminded me that yes, my brother, dad and best friend have all died within a very short time period but I have more life to lead and it’s time for me to live it! Inspirational! I will definitely be wanting to read any books that Susan Speranza has written as well. This was eloquently written and timeless in it’s appeal! Thank you for such a great piece of fiction. And keep reading for the giveaway!

 

I was given this book to read and review. This is an honest representation of my opinion of the story and may differ from yours. FTC regulations yada yada…:)

 

The Tale of Lucia GrandiThe Tale of Lucia Grandi

When an old woman is asked to tell the story of her life, she tells an
intense and poignant tale about growing up in and surviving a warring
suburban family during the 1950s and ’60s.

Written as a memoir, each chapter describes a particular incident in
Lucia’s life which shows the constant struggle between her parents and the
perverse effect it has on her and her family. From her complicated and
unwanted birth, to her witnessing a suicide at age 3, to her stint as a
runaway at age 14, the story progresses to the final crisis where as a
young woman she is turned out of her house and banished from her family
forever.

Told in breathtakingly beautiful prose, this is a powerful and timeless
story of a dying woman’s courageous attempt to come to terms with her past
and the troubled family that dominated it.

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About Susan Speranza

Susan SperanzaONCE UPON A TIME…

…I was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island where I had an
interesting and creative childhood. Once in college, I studied Psychology
and Philosophy, but since “thinking” didn’t translate into earning money or
job security, I worked at a variety of different and unrelated jobs both in
New York City and on Long Island.

In order to keep me sane through all the craziness of life, I spent my
spare time writing. Anything and everything. The culmination of this was a
fantasy – The City of Light – which has recently been reissued as an ebook.

I took up the hobby of dog showing and breeding and produced many Pekingese
Champions. You can see them over at our Castlerigg Pekingese website.

Somewhere in the middle of my life so far, after a great personal upheaval,
I went back to school, became a High School Librarian. I managed to fulfill
my childhood dream of living in the country when I finally escaped suburbia
and moved to Vermont where I now happily live with my beautiful Pekes.

But I’ve never stopped writing.

My biography (as with my life, I hope) is to be continued…

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Bring Down the Furies Book Tour with Amazon and Guest Post!

Lisa Rayns Guest Post

Dina, thanks for the invitation to be a guest poster on your blog today. As a writer of vampire paranormals you know that tension, conflict and, yes, violence are all part of the writer’s toolbox. There’s a fine line I try to walk as a writer of mysteries. My goal is to create a compelling story filled with ever-rising tension and conflict as background for a cast of memorable characters. Together, the characters and plot should jump off the page and hook the reader. It’s often difficult to be objective about our own work (isn’t that why the editor was invented?), but we usually know when the story rings true. When we’ve created a powerful illusion of realism in our fiction.
And that’s part of the balancing act between fiction and reality. How far should we push the realism? After all, the real world overflows with so much “in your face” realism of death and destruction it can leave us emotionally desiccated. The media’s 24-hour news cycle bombards us with realism, inching us closer and closer to paranoia, one gruesome story at a time.
Although lighter in tone than MATANZAS BAY, my first Quint Mitchell Mystery, BRING DOWN THE FURIES has more than it’s share of violence. Bad things happen, there’s murder most foul. Yet, the violence factor is tame compared to the grisly cases real life cops see. Even so, most people read to be entertained, not grossed out. These are the folks who might enjoy cozy mysteries where the violence usually happens off stage, and an amateur detective solves the crime.
I don’t think writers are much different than ordinary people. What was it that Shylock said in The Merchant of Venice? “If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?”
True enough, particularly the poison part. Yet when I sit down at the computer it’s more likely I’m communing with the dark side rather than with the better angels of my nature. That’s one of the job requirements when crafting realistic mysteries. Writers want to create inspiring characters, unpredictable plots and satisfying dialogue. Donald Maass calls it writing with passion. He had this to say about passionate writing in the introduction to his book, The Fire in Fiction.
“Passionate writing makes every word a shaft of light, every sentence a crack of thunder, every scene a tectonic shift.”
In the end, I’m sure most readers understand fictional violence is just that—fiction. And as writers of books with a darker side, we shouldn’t be confused with our characters. Although people may have their doubts when they read that noted horror writer Stephen King once said, “I have the heart of a young boy. And I keep it in a jar on my desk.”

Bring Down The Furies

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Bring Down The Furies

Sherman’s troops burned it the first time. Now a serial arsonist threatens
a small South Carolina town and private investigator Quint Mitchell is
caught in the backdraft. When Quint follows the “Heartthrob Bandit” to the
hamlet of Allendale, he finds himself in the crossfire of an ugly cultural
war between an ultraconservative minister and the scientist who may have
discovered proof of the oldest humans ever found in North America.

As the heat grows more intense, arson turns to murder, and Quint is
embroiled in a growing firestorm that threatens to destroy Allendale for
the second time. A media frenzy surrounding the clash of faith and science
whips emotions to a fiery crescendo. With time running out, Quint is the only man standing between a vicious killer with nothing to lose and his plan to bring down the furies on Allendale and Quint.

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About Author Parker FrancisParker Francis

Parker Francis is the pen name of author Victor DiGenti. As Parker, I write
gritty, fast-paced mysteries filled with murder, violence and laced with
humor. The first in my Quint Mitchell Mystery series was MATANZAS BAY, an
award-winning adventure set in the nation’s oldest city. The second in the
series, BRING DOWN THE FURIES, takes PI Mitchell to Allendale, SC where he
becomes embroiled in an ugly cultural war and comes face to face with a
serial arsonist.

In my first life I worked for the Public Broadcasting stations in NE
Florida with diverse duties that included public affairs producer,
director, reporter, fundraiser and producer of the Jacksonville Jazz
Festival. My first three books were written using my real name. They were
adventure/fantasies with a feline protagonist. The WINDRUSHER trilogy won
multiple awards and attracted readers of all ages.

Parker (aka Vic) lives in NE Florida with his wife and their rescued cats
who tolerate them as long as their bowls are filled and litter boxes
emptied.

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Lessons Learned Review

I was given Lessons Learned for the opportunity to review it. She did a great job of making me feel how the characters felt about going home, leaving a town they were comfortable in to go home and escape the memories. Her characters were so believable and down to earth. She built a story around her main characters that is believable, fun and enjoyable. You get lost in the story and everything going on in your house just slips away as you focus on what is going on in her world built in Sycamore Falls. If you get a chance read it and remember what it’s like to be part of  small town life again! By page 15 I was so sucked in I didn’t want to put it down to eat. Thank you Sydney Logan for giving me a pleasant way to pass a few hours and help me forget my own problems!

Lessons Learned

A young girl needs to spread her wings, but a young woman needs
roots.

High school teacher Sarah Bray never thought she’d return to Sycamore
Falls, but a traumatic event at her inner-city school leaves her desperate
for the sanctuary of her childhood home. Orphaned as a teenager and raised
by her grandmother, she had severed all ties with the people of her
hometown –including her best friend, Aubrey – in hopes of leaving
everything behind her. By returning to her roots, an older and wiser Sarah
hopes to deal with the demons of her present and confront the ghosts of her
past.

While visiting the local hardware store, Sarah meets Lucas Miller, a
history teacher who has recently transferred from New York. She discovers a
kindred spirit in him and learns that he is battling demons of his own. As
the newest faculty members of Sycamore High School, they form a friendship
– bonding through Lucas’s culture shock and their mutual desire to build
new lives in the secluded town. When they begin to open their wounded
hearts and share their secrets, their friendship effortlessly evolves into
romance, giving each of them hope that maybe they aren’t so wounded, after
all.

Their newfound love is put to the test when Matt Stuart, the quarterback of
the football team, shares his deepest secret with Sarah. Fearing the
painful incident that drove her from the city has followed her to Sycamore
Falls, Sarah grows fiercely protective of her student. Determined that
history will not repeat itself, Sarah stands by Matt’s side as he faces the
ridicule of his church, his teammates, and the school administration. When
the conservative community finally learns his secret, Sarah and Lucas –
along with the town of Sycamore Falls – are schooled in the lessons of
acceptance, tolerance, and love.

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About Sydney Logan

Sydney Logan holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and makes
her home in the hills of East Tennessee.With the 2012 release of her first
novel, Lessons Learned, she made the transition from bookworm to author.
She has a very unhealthy obsession with music, and her iPod is filled with
everything from Johnny Cash to Eminem. When she isn’t reading or writing,
she enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her front porch with her wonderful
husband and their very spoiled cat.

Please visit her official website at www.sydneylogan.com.

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Closure Excerpt, Book Tour and Prizes

ClosureClosure

There’s always the one…

He’s one person throughout life you think about every so often, the one who
leaves his unique indelible mark on you, the person with whom you need
closure.

For Margaret Collins that person was Mike Taylor. After he broke her heart
seventeen years ago, she left everything she knew and reinvented herself.
With a new home, a new look and a new name, Riley Williams is now an up and
coming journalist given the assignment to interview a Mike Taylor. She
never suspected he would be her Mike Taylor. With Mike having no hint of
Riley’s true identity, she must decide if she will make him pay for sins he
doesn’t remember committing, or if she can wipe away the past and be with
the one man who she has always wanted?

About Kim Carmichael

Kim CarmichaelKim Carmichael began
writing eight years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her to
create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and
married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep all her gadgets
running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen
trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

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And Now the Excerpt!

 

His mouth went dry. Her pale skin glowed against all the black.

She rolled up the shirt and put it in her handbag. “What are you waiting for?”

He cleared his throat and pushed the button. The elevator doors closed. If she wouldn’t allow him to know where they were going, he would make headway in another direction. He stepped back and slid his arm around her waist. She settled against him. Her position gave him the perfect opportunity to take in the top of her breasts. They wanted to overflow out the lingerie disguised as a dress. The corset contoured to her curves, accentuating what was already magnificent. He dared to snake his hand up.

“You look troubled.” She moved her hair out of her face.

“You look beautiful.”

“Are you sure it’s not too much?” A bit of pink stained her pale cheeks.

He let his gaze travel from her face to her neck decorated with a black lace choker, and back to her cleavage. He was never going to make through tonight without having her. “It’s not too much.” He took a chance and moved his hand to the edge of her breast. Even with the restrictive garment, her flesh changed, soft, welcoming, enticing.

She arched her back toward him. “So, you like what you see?”

Less than ten minutes ago this woman wouldn’t kiss him. He wanted to grab her, take her hand and press it to himself and show her exactly how much he liked what he saw. “I can think of nothing better.”

“Are you ready for some surprises?” She reached up to fix his collar. His life had turned into nothing but twists and turns ever since she asked her first interview question.

 

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Lessons Learned

A young girl needs to spread her wings, but a young woman needs
roots.

High school teacher Sarah Bray never thought she’d return to Sycamore
Falls, but a traumatic event at her inner-city school leaves her desperate
for the sanctuary of her childhood home. Orphaned as a teenager and raised
by her grandmother, she had severed all ties with the people of her
hometown –including her best friend, Aubrey – in hopes of leaving
everything behind her. By returning to her roots, an older and wiser Sarah
hopes to deal with the demons of her present and confront the ghosts of her
past.

While visiting the local hardware store, Sarah meets Lucas Miller, a
history teacher who has recently transferred from New York. She discovers a
kindred spirit in him and learns that he is battling demons of his own. As
the newest faculty members of Sycamore High School, they form a friendship
– bonding through Lucas’s culture shock and their mutual desire to build
new lives in the secluded town. When they begin to open their wounded
hearts and share their secrets, their friendship effortlessly evolves into
romance, giving each of them hope that maybe they aren’t so wounded, after
all.

Their newfound love is put to the test when Matt Stuart, the quarterback of
the football team, shares his deepest secret with Sarah. Fearing the
painful incident that drove her from the city has followed her to Sycamore
Falls, Sarah grows fiercely protective of her student. Determined that
history will not repeat itself, Sarah stands by Matt’s side as he faces the
ridicule of his church, his teammates, and the school administration. When
the conservative community finally learns his secret, Sarah and Lucas –
along with the town of Sycamore Falls – are schooled in the lessons of
acceptance, tolerance, and love.

Website: www.sydneylogan.com

Twitter: @SydneyALogan

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SydneyLoganAuthor

Pinterest:
http://pinterest.com/sydneyalogan/

Tumblr:
http://sydneyloganauthor.tumblr.com/

 

About Sydney Logan

Sydney Logan holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and makes
her home in the hills of East Tennessee.With the 2012 release of her first
novel, Lessons Learned, she made the transition from bookworm to author.
She has a very unhealthy obsession with music, and her iPod is filled with
everything from Johnny Cash to Eminem. When she isn’t reading or writing,
she enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her front porch with her wonderful
husband and their very spoiled cat.

Please visit her official website at www.sydneylogan.com.

Purchase at The
Writer’s Coffee Shop

Book Tour

January 10 – BLAST

11


http://nikita-mattes.blogspot.com


http://mommyreadstoomuch.com

14

http://www.craftymomof3.com

http://3psinapod.org

15

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http://savingfor6.blogspot.com/

16

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http://inspirationsbysimone.blogspot.com

17

http://andisbookreviews.blogspot.com

http://www.whatutalkingboutwillis.info


http://identitydiscovery.net
excerpt

18

www.jamericanspice.com

http://takingtimeformommy.com


http://www.snifferwalk.org
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Chasing the Witch Excerpt

“Honestly? I think the dream came from you. I don’t think anyone else had
anything to do with it.”
“Why do you think that? I’ve never done anything like this before.”
“You are far more powerful than you give yourself credit for, Jill. Mary
said so herself, that you are the most powerful witch in her family line.” Jilly stood up and paced
in the space between the couch and the seats on the opposite side.
“I don’t know, Will. I just don’t know if I believe I’m as powerful as Mary
says I am. She did have a penchant for not telling the whole truth. I have never felt an
inkling of what she’s talking about. I couldn’t even do the spell to seal her in the cave by myself.”
“Jill, the sealing spell requires at least two people to do it. It doesn’t
matter how powerful a witch you are. You need to believe in yourself a little more. You’d be
surprised at what you can accomplish.” Jilly just looked at William and sat down next to him.
“This has just all been a lot to take in. Six months ago, I was a perfectly
normal witch who lived a perfectly normal life. No one ever tried to kill me or kidnap me, and I
never had strange time-transporting dreams. I’ve been dealing with it the best that I can, but
sometimes it feels like my whole world has been turned inside out and backwards. Do you ever feel like
that?”
William laughed. “I used to, all the time. This life is very different than
the one I thought I would have. I should be dead; but for some reason, I am not, nor will I ever be.
I’m just grateful to have found you and to be able to love you for all of time.” Jilly touched his
cheek and he pulled her in close, burying his face in her hair, drinking in her scent. “Jilly, you are
my whole world. You are the blood in my veins and the breath in my lungs. I live for you and you
alone,” he said into herhair. Jilly pulled his lips up to hers and kissed him as the tears streamed
down her face.

Chasing
the Witch

After the events of Mark of the Witch, Jilly at last
begins to breathe easier though her powers are still growing. But can she
harness them in time to confront a new chain of events that threatens to
change everything?

Caroline has finally accepted her life as a witch, but when a stranger
comes into her life she’s forced to question her family loyalty.

The sisters are thrown together to protect a young girl from the enemy
determined to hunt her down. Can they save her — and themselves?

 

 

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Dark Passing Review

Dark
Passing (The Ella Reynolds Series)

 

Here’s my review of Liz Schulte’s book! You can see the Dark Passing book tour and giveaway post here. 

 

And now my review:

Dark Passing is the second in a series by Liz Schulte. I have to admit I hadn’t read the first one. So, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to keep up with this book being the second in a series. But I had absolutely no problems. I thought the story was page turning and had enough action to keep me coming back reading every free moment I had. Ella, the main character is someone I’d love to have coffee with and talk about the people who’ve passed and ghosts that may be hanging around. She has an interesting twists and turns with the mystery of a girl, Mary, who disappeared on her way home from her boyfriend’s house and was later found murdered. She helps a mom, Jennifer Nelson, find answers in this story. I loved watching the relationship blossom between Ella and Gabriel. Out of 5 stars I’d give it 4.5! A great read! Something great to pass the time while you wait for Santa to appear on Christmas night. I have to check out her previous book, Dark Corners so I can get some backstory on Ella’s former husband. Want to get your own to read and enjoy?

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