Welcome to Friday’s Cafe and Bookstore update and the first featured author is D.G. Kaye with another great review for her travel book, Have Bags, Will Travel. This one is from Terri Webster Schrandt. https://secondwindleisure.com/2017/03/09/my-book-review-of-have-bags-will-travel/
About the book
D.G. Kaye is back, and as she reflects on some of her more memorable vacations and travel snags, she finds herself constantly struggling to keep one step ahead of the ever-changing guidelines of the airlines–with her overweight luggage in tow. Her stories alert us to some of the pitfalls of being an obsessive shopper, especially when it comes time for D.G. to bring her treasures home, and remind us of the simpler days when traveling was a breeze.
In her quest to keep from tipping the scales, D.G. strives to devise new tricks to fit everything in her suitcases on each trip. Why is she consistently a target for Canada customs on her return journeys?
D.G.’s witty tales take us from airports, to travel escapades with best friends, to reflections on how time can change the places we hold dear in our hearts. Her memories will entertain and have you reminiscing about some of your own most treasured journeys–and perhaps make you contemplate revamping your packing strategies.
Terri’s five star review
What I love about this novella-length book beside the fact that it’s a fast, entertaining read, is Kaye’s hilarious look inward at herself and her serious addiction to shopping. Her book reads like a series of fun blog posts, highlighting her signature, conversational style, while sharing useful travel information!
A seasoned traveler (well, except for the over-packing part—but life is short, right?), Kaye deftly reminisces her early days of travel when life was simple and “travel was a joy.” (Before TSAs!). She then describes how her obsessive shopping habit has created the need for smart packing and planning.
With everything she has purchased over the years, one would guess she has an extra house for all her goodies! Kaye’s love for travel and adventure is evident as she shares hilarious exploits and nail-biting moments on her many trips that include London, Paris, Venezuela, the Greek Islands, and on to Las Vegas and Arizona.
Kaye shares valuable advice for navigating airport security, planning for purchases and dealing with germs. Her idea of packing sockettes in her purse to wear through the TSA line after removing her shoes is brilliant.
Kaye’s chapter “Admitted Germ Freak” resonates with all of us as we hear more of the dirt, grime and germs associated with hotel rooms, public restrooms, and restaurants.
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Also by D.G. Kaye
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Connect to D.G. Kaye via her blog: http://www.dgkayewriter.com
It’s now time to catch up with Malia Ann Haberman whose book Chase Tinker and the House of Magic was featured as new on the shelves in January.
Chase Tinker has never believed in real, honest-to-goodness magic, but that’s all about to change when he’s attacked by a ferocious…soccer ball and t-shirts?
Before he knows what’s hit him, he’s thrust into a frightening, yet thrilling paranormal world where a missing dad, out-of-control magical powers, a gigantic 560 year old magical house, a powerful 4,000 year old Relic, and a wicked enemy determined to destroy Chase’s family and steal all their magic are only part of all the craziness.
Now, with the help of his younger brother Andy, their feisty cousin Janie, their fearless friend Persephone, and Maxwell the ferret, Chase is ready to fight for his family and what’s theirs in this unexpected and dangerous new life…
A man towered over Chase. The guy’s top lip was curled up in a snarl, and his cold, light-blue eyes were mean and dangerous-looking. A frightening chill swept over Chase, crushing him to the floor.
“We’re watching you, Tinker,” said the man in a deep, raspy voice. “It won’t be long now. Remember, the worst is coming.”
The latest review for the book
It’s tough to write about the world of magic, big shoes to fill now! However Chase Tinker and his family will leave you wanting more. Chase and his brother suddenly discover a whole new side to their family, when their Grandfather appears. Now they get to explore their new found magical skills and meet more of their family. Then they discover a deep and mysterious past that is threatening to destroy the world they have just found. The Dark Enemies want to steal their magic. Chase and his family have a fight on their hands to save their family history.
This is a great book that children who love magic will enjoy. It has intriguing characters and an interesting story line. The house of magic is so much fun, the reader will be asking for more!!! I look forward to reading book 2!
Read all the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Chase-Tinker-House-Magic-Book-ebook/dp/B01LYDRRVV
Also by Malia Ann Haberman
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Connect to Malia via her Website: http://maliaannhaberman.weebly.com/
Finally an update for Dariel Raye whose book Destiny’s Favor: Orlosian Warriors Bk.2
was featured here in a New Book Fanfare last year. The book is recommended for 18+ and over.
His world shifted the moment she was born. Now, nothing can stop him from making her his…
Imagine a man who looks like an angel, wings and all. What would you do if you met such a man, and he told you that he exists for only one purpose, to claim you and only you?
Destiny Carter is a feisty, take-charge, Rubenesque beauty with a tough façade. She finds herself caught in that age-old quandary of always being the bridesmaid but never the bride. A string of lackluster relationships leaves her hopeless and ready to settle for whatever comes along, until she meets Japheth, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend. Japheth’s arrival is heralded by an attack on Destiny’s life, but somehow, from some instinct deep within her, she knows this is only the beginning.
Born more than 200 years ago, Japheth looks like an angel, but he’s far from it. In his world, the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1, and although he’s a superior being, he’s willing to break the most sacred law of his brothers, even to drink human blood, if it means having the one that he believes is meant for him alone. When he meets Destiny, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for. To claim her, though, Japheth will have to betray a friend, risk his life, and, perhaps hardest of all, humble himself enough to win her love.
Two of the most recent reviews for the book
Hooked on big, bold beautiful Destiney from the beginning!! Had to warm up to Japheth as he wasn’t the nicestof guys , deciding to do whatever it took to make Destiney his, including stabbing his best friend in the back !! Not your ordinary love story , has enough twists to make you go “hmmmm” !! And keep reading it the whole night through, though i do suggest reading Book One first as there is an overlap in some of the characters. 4⭐’s for great characters, world building and being an unusual love story , that starts out with dishonesty and the coveting of a best friends girlfriend.
I received a gifted copy of the book and am voluntarily choosing to leave an honest and unbiased review.
Destiny is in a unsatisfying relationship with Robert and he insists they pick his college roommate up at the bus terminal in the wee hours of the morning.
When she sees J she thinks of a panther walking, a beautiful male specimen, lust and conceit. J knows she’s his, the one he has been looking for and will fight to stay with her.
Raye has a well written fast paced and intriguing love story. It has twists and turns and so many secrets. I would highly recommend this story.
I voluntarily reviewed this ARC book.
Read all the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Destinys-Favor-Orlosian-Warriors-Bk-2-ebook/dp/B01FOUJTX
Readers recommend that you buy Calm Assurance: Orlosian Warriors Bk. 1 first.
Some headlines from the reviews for the book
Also by Dariel Raye
Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Dariel-Raye/e/B008NRCZ0K
Connect to Dariel via her blog: http://www.pendarielraye.com/
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