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BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bea Reviews Steppin' Out: Jaunty Rhymes for Playful Times by Lin Oliver, Tomie dePaola

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Steppin' Out, Lin Oliver, Tomie dePaola
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: February 21st, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

Capturing the magic and fun of early childhood, this lively collection of poems, from the creators of Little Poems for Tiny Ears, is a book to be treasured.

Being a preschooler means days full of discovery every time you step out of your door. It s a time filled with wonder, at all the sights and sounds of the outdoors and at the huge variety of people there are to meet. This collection of nineteen original poems features little ones eager to explore, whether it s splashing in puddles, riding in an elevator or through a car wash, or visiting the library. They go full-steam ahead to the park, the beach, and dance class, somewhat begrudgingly learn to share and get their first haircut, and enjoy lots of time with their families. Full of contagious rhythm and rhyme, this inviting picture book introduces young children to the sounds of poetry through familiar childhood activities, and beloved illustrator Tomie dePaola's engaging children are the perfect match for Lin Oliver s bouncy poems."

Friday, February 24, 2017

Bea Reviews Unpunished by Lisa Black

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Unpunished, Lisa Black
Series: Gardiner and Renner #2
Publisher: Kensington
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: January 31st, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

Maggie Gardiner, a forensic expert who studies the dead, and Jack Renner, a homicide cop who stalks the living, form an uneasy partnership to solve a series of murders in this powerful new thriller by the bestselling author of That Darkness. It begins with the kind of bizarre death that makes headlines--literally. A copy editor at the Cleveland Herald is found hanging above the grinding wheels of the newspaper assembly line, a wide strap wrapped around his throat. Forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner has her suspicions about this apparent suicide inside the tsunami of tensions that is the news industry today--and when the evidence suggests murder, Maggie has no choice but to place her trust in the one person she doesn't trust at all . . .
Jack Renner is a killer with a conscience, a vigilante with his own code of honor. In the past, Jack has used his skills and connections as a homicide detective to take the law into his own hands, all in the name of justice. He has only one problem: Maggie knows his secret. She insists he enforce the law, not subvert it. But when more newspaper employees are slain, Jack may be the only person who can help Maggie unmask the killer-- even if Jack is still checking names off his own private murder list.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bea Reviews In the Clearing and The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni

Bea's Book Nook, Review, In the Clearing, Robert Dugoni
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: May 17th, 2016
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Blurb from goodreads:

Detective Tracy Crosswhite has a skill, and a soft spot, for tackling unsolved crimes. Having lost her own sister to murder at a young age, Tracy has dedicated her career to bringing justice and closure to the families and friends of victims of crime.

So when Jenny, a former police academy classmate and protégé, asks Tracy to help solve a cold case that involves the suspicious suicide of a Native American high school girl forty years earlier, Tracy agrees. Following up on evidence Jenny’s detective father collected when he was the investigating deputy, Tracy probes one small town’s memory and finds dark, well-concealed secrets hidden within the community’s fabric. Can Tracy uphold the promise she’s made to the dead girl’s family and deliver the truth of what happened to their daughter? Or will she become the next victim?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Bea Reviews Wilde Side & Wilde Thing by Jannine Gallant

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Wilde Side, Jannine Gallant
Series: Born to Be Wilde #2
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: October 25th, 2016
Challenges: 2016 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge | 2016 NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
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Blurb from goodreads:

The Wilde brothers are addicted to the rush of adventure. But one of them is about to discover that it’s sink or swim, when passion and politics collide…

Whitewater rafting guide Sawyer Wilde has taken his share of inexperienced adventure seekers through the rapids of Idaho’s Salmon River, so his next group should pose no problems—even if it includes a presidential hopeful and his sexy, outspoken aide. After all, it’s just a campaign photo-op for the congressman. Until a series of minor mishaps takes a sinister turn…

Devin Lockhart has one job on the rafting trip: to make her boss look both presidential and relatable. And no matter how distractingly attractive their guide is, she plans to do it well. But as danger stalks them through every bend in the river, Devin must put her life—and the congressman’s—in Sawyer’s capable hands. Because surviving the trip is only the beginning of a deadly ride.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bea Reviews If I Were A Whale by Shelley Gill & Illustrated by Erik Brooks

Publisher: Little Bigfoot
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: February 21st, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

From best-selling children's author Shelley Gill comes this colorful, rhyming board book playfully featuring whales found in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic Oceans. Toddlers will love to learn about whales swimming in the deep blue sea in this beautifully illustrated board book that shares simple whale facts in an imaginative way.
If I could be anything, do you know what I'd be? I'd be a whale in the deep blue sea.
Scooping up fishes and flipping my tail, I'd be a minke or beluga whale.
 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bea Reviews Cold Secrets by Toni Anderson

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Cold Secrets, Toni Anderson
Series: Cold Justice #7
Publisher: Toni Anderson
Source: pr firm in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: January 31st, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

When an international ring of sex traffickers kidnaps an eight-year-old girl in Boston, FBI Agent Lucas Randall heads undercover. But his rescue operation goes disastrously wrong and Lucas barely escapes with his life. Now the ruthless traffickers are hunting him down, along with everyone else who threatens their operation.

Computer expert Ashley Chen joined the FBI to fight against evil in the world—evil she experienced firsthand. She has mad skills, and deadly secrets, and once she starts working with Lucas, she also has big trouble, because after years of pushing people away, she’s falling for the guy. The feeling is more than mutual, but as Ashley intensifies her online pursuit of the trafficking ring, her traumatic past collides with her present and suddenly Lucas can’t tell which side she’s on. And as the case escalates into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, it turns out Ashley isn’t the only one with something to hide.

If neither can trust the other with their secrets, how can they trust each other with their hearts?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Steph Reviews Twisted: The Girl Who Uncovered Rumpelstiltskin's Name by Bonnie M. Hennessy & A Giveaway

Review, Twisted, Bonnie M. Hennessy, Giveaway. Bea's Book Nook
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Format Read: Paperback
Source: the pr firm in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: November 19, 2016
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Blurb from goodreads:

An old tale tells the story of how a little man named Rumpelstiltskin spun straw into gold and tricked a desperate girl into trading away her baby. But that’s not exactly how it happened.

The real story began with a drunken father who kept throwing money away on alcohol and women, while his daughter, Aoife, ran the family farm on her own. When he gambled away everything they owned to the Duke, it was up to her to spin straw into gold to win it all back.

With her wits and the help of a magical guardian, she outsmarted the Duke and saved the day.

Well almost…

Her guardian suddenly turned on Aoife and sent her on a quest to find his name, the clues to which were hidden deep in the woods, a moldy dungeon, and a dead woman’s chamber.

Her feelings for one of the men who tricked her from the start threaten to complicate everything. Not the tale of a damsel in distress, this is the story of a tenacious, young woman who solved a mystery so great that not even the enchanted man who spun straw into gold could figure it out.

Not until Aoife came along.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Excerpt from Cold Secrets by Toni Anderson

Excerpt, Cold Secrets, Toni Anderson, Bea's Book Nook
 
I'm always looking for a new romantic suspense author and I've heard good things about Ms. Anderson so I happily signed up for this tour. I also received a review copy so come back on Friday to find out what I thought of the book. But today, you can read an excerpt and get a taste of the story.

New York Times and USA Today international bestselling author, Toni Anderson, writes dark, gritty Romantic Suspense novels that have hit #1 in Barnes & Noble's Nook store, the Top 10 in Amazon and Kobo stores, and the Top 50 in iBooks. Her novels have won many awards. A former Marine Biologist from Britain, she inexplicably ended up in the geographical center of North America, about as far from the ocean as it is possible to get. She now lives in the Canadian prairies with her Irish husband and two children and spends most of her time complaining about the weather.

Toni has no explanation for her oft-times dark imagination, and only hopes the romance makes up for it. She's addicted to reading, dogs, tea, and chocolate.

If you want to know when Toni's next book will be out, visit her website (http://www.toniandersonauthor.com) and sign up for her newsletter. If you want to read other fascinating stories about life in a city that, during winter, is sometimes colder than Mars, friend her on Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/toniannanderson).