Eclair Goes to Stella’s Book Review and Giveaway ($25 Amazon GC)

Posted by A Gluten Free Mom on September 18, 2014 in Giveaway, Review |

My Two Cents: Well, more accurately my 7 year old daughter’s two cents. She thought it was adorable. Pink is a theme that ran through the book and LadyBug loves pink. As an early chapter book, it was a very easy read, but high interest enough to keep her interested. Of course, I read it too (can’t let the kids have all the fun).

As I was getting started I worried that a “sick” mom might bring up questions I wasn’t really ready to answer, but my daughter glossed right over that part and fell in love with Eclair and the animals. She asked me “what does Eclair do next?” To me that means this is a hit! We can’t wait to see the next in the series.


Hi, I’m Éclair and I’m seven. My sister Meggie is two. When mom got sick we had to go live with Stella, my dad’s mom, the one with maroon colored hair. I begged Dad not to make us stay with her because she beat her horse and was going to eat her rooster, but he didn’t believe me. Even after I pretended I was going to barf, he left us with Stella.

So there we were, Meggie and me, on a strange pink farm with a skinny horse, a mean rooster, and Stinky Stella who had a living room filled with dead deer heads.

What would she do to us?

Would we end up on her wall too?

Book Reading Age
First – Third grade GIRLS. 5 – 9 year olds

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“Do you want to name her?” Stella said.
I squeezed my eyes to think again. “Star. She looks like a movie star.”
“I love it.” Stella reached up to give me a high-five. “Star, it is.”

About the Author

Michelle grew up in the suburbs of Detroit with five brothers.  She enjoys writing her novels and encouraging writers and readers alike. She is living her dream writing stories of real people searching for their dreams and confronting their fears, showing the passion of the characters’ plights, often giving her the ability to show the reader the ‘other’ side of the story. When she is not writing she enjoys life on the tennis court and is known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.”

Her debut novel, CACHE a PREDATOR, a geocaching mystery. was launched in July, 2013 and has been an Amazon best-seller in the crime/thriller category.  Her other works include: Willow, Scattered Links, Kelly’s Story, Eclair Series, and The Vision in a Kiss.  She has won contests in both The Writer’s Journal and The Writer’s Digest. Love is Just a Word (Scattered Links) was a bronze medalist is the 2010 Frasier Contest, a 2011 semi-finalist in the ACFW Genesis Contest, and won the Aspiring Writer’s Contest withe THE READING ROOM, 2013.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


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My Dream Man: A Book Review and Giveaway ($20 Amazon Gift Card)

Posted by A Gluten Free Mom on September 16, 2014 in Giveaway, Review |

My Two Cents:
Steamy! Steamy! This book has some hints of erotica, so if that’s not your thing…well you know what to do. On the other hand, if you do happen to enjoy the occasional detailed love story dive in! Marie Solka will entertain you all night long.

Samantha is a home health nurse with a soft spot for nerdy guys. Hey, don’t we all want that nice, smart guy at least once in a while? I know I do!

With school back in session my days are spent with Edgar Allen Poe, while my nights scream out for something lighter and happier. My Dream Man fits the bill perfectly.

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When Samantha, a home health nurse, has her first orgasm after waking from an erotic dream about Greg, a scientist and son of her newest patient, she’s both captivated and confused.

Greg’s the opposite of her type, but Samantha feels compelled to get to know the eccentric workaholic, and she soon discovers it’s futile to fight chemistry.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

“After reading this book I’ll never be able to look at a nerdy guy without blushing. My Dream Man by Marie Solka sizzles.” ~ author Deborah Brown

“I’ve always thought smart guys were hot. This book proves it. I also loved the relationship advice Sam’s elderly patient gave her. She was a riot. My Dream Man is definitely a fun read.” - review from Amazon

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Marie Solka is the pen name of women’s fiction author Kim Cano. While Kim writes emotionally-charged book club reads that often bring readers to tears, Marie pens steamy romance. My Dream Man is Marie’s debut novel.

Marie lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and cat.

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Jabberwocky: A Book Review and Giveaway ($50 Amazon or B&N Giftcard)

Posted by A Gluten Free Mom on September 12, 2014 in Giveaway, Review |

My Two Cents:
Often times I shudder when someone attempts to improve upon a classic…take any updated movie version of Romeo and Juliet. Coleman has done the darn near impossible here. He’s taken a classic poem by Carroll and managed to make it better. The epic battle of good vs evil plays out wonderfully in this short novel.

My only complaint is that it is too short! Coleman elegantly interviews the original poem into his narrative making me fall in love with Wonderland once again. As the story came to a close, it left me wishing I had 1000 more pages to enjoy. Hint Hint…maybe a sequel?? One can only hope.

I can’t wait to share both the poem and book with my daughter. I bet she will love it as much as I did.

Daniel Coleman

Jabberwocky: a novel based on the epic poem by Lewis Carroll.

How can a boy succeed where an army has failed?

Tjaden, a young man who aspires to be an Elite soldier, blames himself when Elora’s beautiful face is disfigured by a bandersnatch. Elora hides behind her scars, feeling unlovable in a world that only confirms her doubts.

Before Tjaden has a chance to convince her the scars don’t matter, an even more terrifying monster comes between them—the Jabberwock. Tjaden must risk his life not only to prove his love to Elora but to save her life.

If the secrets of the vorpal sword fail, so will Tjaden.

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Meet the Author

Daniel Coleman spends his time back and forth between two worlds – the fantastic world of Writing where happy endings are common, and the very real- life world of Firefighting where the outcomes are as varied as the emergencies.A small farming town in northern Utah is his home, where he resides with his wife, 3 kids and an ever-changing menagerie.

Daniel got his start in writing the same place he started reading–Fantasy.  He is currently working on follow-up books as well as polishing a science-based Urban Fantasy novel, New Phoenix Rising, which recently won First Place in the League of Utah Writers Contest!

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Enjoy the Reviews!!

The Book Stalker ~ September 10, 2014

Espacularaiesa ~ September 11, 2014

A Gluten Free Journey ~ September 12, 2014

Words of a SAHM ~ September 24, 2014

A Madison Mom ~ September 26, 2014

Book Club Sisters ~ September 28, 2014

Manic Mama of 3 ~ September 30, 2014

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