february Book Giveaway winners

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101 Tips for Recovering from Addictions: Practical Suggestions for Creating a New Life (2 Copies)
Richard A. Singer, Jr.
Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 9781615993284

101 Tips for Recovering from Addictions can help transform the life of any recovering addict from bleak to bright. These practical suggestions give hope, from seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, to realizing this light holds a promising future to reclaim. Readers will learn:

  • How to keep hope and seek help, even in the darkest of days
  • How to deal with the major monster of denial
  • How to plan to become consistently productive
  • How to take care of your brain and body so that you're happier and healthier
  • How to routinely remember to never give up
  • How to push through and know that recovery can be realized
  • And much, much more

Winners: Kimberley Corey and Nancy Marcho

The Word Search Oracle: Yoga for the Brain (3 Copies)
Cristina Smith, Rick Smith, Darity Wesley
ISBN: 9781544211558

Filled with goodies galore to enjoy! Excellent puzzles. Secret messages. Brain boosting fun. Interesting information. Meaningful mindfulness mini meditations. The award-winning Word Search Oracle invites you to play!

Featuring Darity Wesley's inspirational Oracle messages, these 60 easy to advanced puzzles make every page both a challenge to be solved and a meditation for self-realization. 
It gets even better. Once all words are found, a hidden message is revealed; a powerful mantra to affirm the Oracle reading. Plus, find fascinating facts and enlightening insights inside, providing tasty food for thought. Who would have thought that practicing mental yoga, boosting creativity and empowering personal mastery could be so much fun? 

This book can help you:

  • Stay sharp with a more flexible brain
  • Make your life better now through the power of positive affirmation
  • Reduce the risk of early onset dementia and Alzheimer's disease
  • Have fun with a purpose!

Both a profound philosophy and fun puzzle book, The Word Search Oracle is yoga for the brain™ that stretches your mind, nourishes your soul and touches your heart.

Complete the 60 puzzles inside! In the process, discover that you have also solved more of the puzzle that is YOU.

Winners: Andrea Shaw, Sara Branche, Abbie Joiner

Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer  ( 1 Copy)
Antoinette Martin
She Writes Press
ISBN:  9781631522628

Antoinette Martin believed herself to be a healthy and sturdy woman―that is, until she received a Stage 1 breast cancer diagnosis. Cancer is scary enough for the brave, but for a wimp like Martin, it was downright terrifying. Martin had to swallow waves of nausea at the thought of her body being poisoned, and frequently fainted during blood draws and infusions. To add to her terror, cancer suddenly seemed to be all around her. In the months following her diagnosis, a colleague succumbed to cancer, and five of her friends were also diagnosed.

Though tempted, Martin knew she could not hide in bed for ten months. She had a devoted husband, daughters, and a tribe of friends and relations. Along with work responsibilities, there were graduations, anniversaries, and roller derby bouts to attend, not to mention a house to sell and a summer of beach-bumming to enjoy. In order to harness support without scaring herself or anyone else, she journaled her experiences and began to e-mail the people who loved her―the people she called My Everyone. She kept them informed and reminded all to 'hug everyone you know' at every opportunity. Reading the responses became her calming strategy. Ultimately, with the help of her community, Martin found the courage within herself to face cancer with perseverance and humor.

Winner: Theresa LaMoria

My Little Angel (1 Copy)
Sherrill S. Cannon
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC
ISBN: 9781681819471

Does your child have a Guardian Angel?

Share a day in the life of a little girl whose tiny guardian angel named Angela sits on her shoulder to keep the child safe and guide her through the day.

Her activities include getting ready for school, crossing the street, being polite and kind to friends, learning her lessons, fastening her seatbelt while traveling, being aware of stranger-danger, praying for her pets, and reminding her constantly that she is loved.

Once again social values are emphasized in this latest illustrated children's story by award-winning author Sherrill S. Cannon. Meet many classroom friends from the author's previous books, as My Little Angel Angela guides this child throughout her day.

This is the author's ninth rhyming children's book, whose other bestsellers include The Golden Rule, Mice & Spiders & Webs ... Oh My!, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and Santa's Birthday Gift.

Former teacher Sherrill S. Cannon has won forty-five awards for her previous rhyming books and is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. She has been called "an absolute master of rhyming" by Mother Daughter Book Reviews and "a modern-day Dr. Seuss" by GMTA Review. She lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Now retired, she travels the country with her husband in an RV, going from coast to coast to visit their children and grandchildren, and sharing her books along the way.

Winner:  F.D. Henry

Only in Key West: The Nick & Norm Gay Detective Series (2 Copies)
Kenneth D. Michaels
La Mancha Press
ISBN: 9780998324203

When vacationing Chicago detectives Nick and Norm witness a tragic accident involving a famous entertainer, the local police chief asks for their help. The duo's investigation uncovers crime and corruption in paradise as they come face-to-face with a ruthless killer...As homegrown eccentrics, drag queens, and dwarves rush to their aid in this heart- pounding thriller!

Winners: Linda Bass, Janice Wetzel

You Can't Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay in the Sixties (3 Copies)
Carol Anderson
She Writes Press
ISBN: 9781631523144

Carol Anderson grows up in a fundamentalist Christian home in the 60s, a time when being gay was in opposition to all social and religious mores and against the law in most states. Fearing the rejection of her parents, she hides the truth about her love orientation, creating emotional distance from them for years, as she desperately struggles to harness her powerful attractions to women while pursuing false efforts to be with men. 

The watershed point in Carol's journey comes when she returns to graduate school and discovers the feminist movement, which emboldens her sense of personal power and the freedom to love whom she chooses. But this sense of self-possession comes too late for honesty with her father. His unexpected death before she can tell him the truth brings the full cost of Carol's secret crashing in compelling her to come out to her mother before it is too late. Candid and poignant, You Can't Buy Love Like That reveals the complex invisible dynamics that arise for gay people who are forced to hide their true selves in order to survive?and celebrates the hard-won rewards of finding one?s courageous heart and achieving self-acceptance and self-love.

Winners: Helen Sutton, Janan Cheskis, Joy Rodgers

Monsters in the Hallway (3 Copies)
Capt. Jim Kosmo
Beaver's Pond Press
ISBN: 9781592987214

In December 1949, life was nearly perfect for Jason Korsen--until voices told his father to kill the family. They escaped death but Jason's father, Peder, was sent to the insane asylum.

Jason struggles with bullies while his family struggles with poverty. Life couldn't get any worse. Or so they thought.

Ten years later, Jason's friend Roy Pettit is found molested and murdered after a Boy Scout meeting. A choir girl disappears that same night. The obvious suspect is Peder Korsen, who escaped from the asylum.

Everyone in town is ready to hang Peder--everyone except Jason and Detective Joe Stroud. One month away from retirement, Stroud is haunted by the case and challenged by extreme political pressure to charge Peder.

Jason knows he must prove his father's innocence, but how? Who would listen to a high school senior, the son of the main suspect?

And who would ever believe him if he named the real killer--a monster who has done more than just kill a Boy Scout?

Winners: Ardelle Acosta, Lucy Rapposelli, Haley Dool

The Paymaster (3 Copies)
Adeed Dawisha
Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781478783152

George Haddad is a deeply conflicted man. A doyen of Washington's high society, he is also a life-long member of a terrorist organization. George resolves his inner conflict when he discloses secret information to Tessa Barnard, a young television reporter, who soon finds herself treading a treacherous path of intrigue and deception involving murder, abductions, and brutal assaults. Someone is determined to silence her. Is it foreign terrorists, or does the danger emanate from somewhere much closer to home? Meanwhile, George Haddad himself becomes the object of the boundless cruelty of his organization's star assassin, and he has to make a fateful decision that could cost him his life. He knows the odds are heavily stacked against him. A tightly written and intricately plotted novel, with many twists and unanticipated revelations, The Paymaster is hard to put down.

Winners: Paulette Carvalho, Jackie Wisherd, Mary Smith

How to Negotiate Like a Pro (1 Copy)
Mary Greenwood
ISBN: 9781532031168

If you can’t seem to get what you want, it’s time to learn how to negotiate like a pro.

In this third revised and updated edition of How to Negotiate like a Pro: How to Resolve Anything, Anytime, Anywhere (the first two editions won nine book awards), Greenwood, with over 30 years of experience, has added a new chapter on How to Negotiate with Difficult People, including pathological liars, narcissists, and bullies. Here is a sample of tips you will learn:

—Gain strategies and practical tips for the negotiation process
—Learn what makes a good negotiator
—Close the deal
—Strategize how to win with a narcissist
—Learn the ten questions to get the best deal
—Find out how to get the best salary and not leave money on the table

After reading Greenwood’s 41 rules, you will soon be negotiating like a pro.

Winner: Ned Barnett

Tooth is Stranger Than Fiction - 3 Book Set (1 copy)

I Swear To Tell the Tooth, The Whole Tooth, And Nothing But the Tooth
Dr. Carroll James
Ridge Publishing
ISBN: 978-0996791748    ISBN: 978-0996791700     ISBN: 978-0996791762

Dr. Carroll James’s wickedly funny and touching series spans his forty-plus years of dental practice, offering up a story for everyone.  

Publisher's Weekly's review states, “James’ episodic collection of adventures is wonderfully entertaining and offers delightful insight into one dentist’s irreverent mind. The author’s profession is only one of many sources of the comedy and drama in this rollicking journey through a life that embraces the unexpected.” 

You'll catch a glimpse into the worst hires in employment history, questionable family lineage, a hilarious first ski trip, amateur sheep herding, and a soggy camping trip sure to test any marriage.  Attending decidedly awkward dinner parties or hayseed weddings complete with karaoke and inebriated attendants, or risking life and limb to aid the impoverished world-wide (with near-drastic results of misspoken Spanish), as each story is genuinely original and unexpected. 

I Swear To Tell the Tooth, The Whole Tooth, And Nothing But the Tooth delights the bibliophile who is ready to live vicariously through Dr. James' adventures and antics! So Help Me, God will close the series in 2018.

Author, Dr. Carroll James retired from dentistry after forty-one years in private practice.

Winner: Terri McGee

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