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A Month of Bedtime Stories

A Month of Bedtime Stories: Thirty-One Bite-Sized Tales of Wackiness and Wonder for the Retiring Child
by Neil Roy McFarlane

A wonderful collection of tales told in the 2nd person, putting your child into the adventures. This was fun to read. The narrator starts each story reminding you of the adventure you had that day with dinosaurs or a sausage monster or a kung fu grasshopper, or any number of wacky tales that take between 5 and 10 minutes to read, perfect for a night-time recap.bedtime31

I couldn’t help but giggle at the stories, reminded of the many made up by my own children. Logic doesn’t exist, only the attempt to try to relate new knowledge with existing experiences, leading to some fun and funny conclusions about the world.

“Wool comes from sheep, eggs come from chickens, and batteries come from grasshoppers. Everybody knows that.”

I have a three-year-old and an eleven-year-old, who both laughed at the goofiness. I love it when my children go to bed happy. This book will show them that silliness is as important to life as eating and sleeping.

5 Stars

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How to Get Anything You Want

How to Get Anything You Want: Make a Magick Mirror!
By Mick Nach

We all want so many things in this world, whether you want materials things, a dream job, knowledge, health, or peace. We want a magical way for everything to be just they way we want it.

While the HTGAYW component of this non-fiction seems to be a little far-fetched (and a bit contradictory of itself), much of the emotional and psychological information offered in this book has validity. Studies show that laughing reduces blood pressure, reduces stress, and increases one’s perception of happiness. Other studies show that expressing gratitude to others also increases happiness levels. Negative energy begets negative feelings; Positive energy begets positive feelings.

However, picturing a new car in front of the Magick Mirror doesn’t mean that a car is going to show up at your front door. Asking the universe for $5000 isn’t going to create a windfall for you. The universe doesn’t care about cars or money, but your new sense of positivity may make opportunities available that weren’t possible before.

Whether you attempt to create a Magick Mirror or not, visualizing those things that you want to obtain will increase your likelihood of getting them.




A Beautiful Life With No Excuses

A Beautiful Life with No Excuses:
The Power of One Human Being
by Maria Mantovano

*Disclaimer: Religious Inspirational Fiction isn’t my cup of tea. I took a chance on this one.

Written as an inspirational message for anyone who has faced adversity and loss, A Beautiful blwneLife tells abuse suffers and victims of misfortune that life doesn’t have to end just because the universe has let you down. Whether you believe in God or not (the narrator states frequently that God gives him the strength to see life as beautiful and continue on), the message is a valid one. Coming from the depths of personal loss of my own, I understand the overall message the book supports.

However, by the time I reached the end, I was hoping this was a satire; because Candide kept coming to mind.

One thing I would like to have seen in this brief novella is more description of the people and scenes to help put the reader in the narrator’s perspective. I sometimes felt as though I was listening to someone tell me the story in a local coffee shop and that I was expected to be familiar with the scenery and faces. I read to explore views and concepts that I might not experience personally, and I wish I could have a better visualization of the neighborhood where the narrator grew up, where he lived, and what the faces of people liked from his perspective.

I also felt that some information was simply glossed over in the narrative, and found myself wondering what it was about the narrator that caused all the women in his life, except his mother, to turn cold. There was a underlying issue with the narrator that wasn’t being voiced, because to have your girlfriend suddenly shout “F*$& you” for no apparent reason and later your wife say she no longer wants to sleep with you means something isn’t quite right. I wanted to hear that side of the story.

A Beautiful Life with No Excuses: The Power of One Human Being is available on


Blue Eyes Trilogy Audiobook Promo

More News from CBB Book Promotions

YA Fantasy:  Blue Eyes Trilogy

All three books of the bestselling Blue Eyes Trilogy are now available in audiobook format.
Narrated by Caprisha Page.
Available at Amazon, Audible, and iTunes


Owners of the $0.99 Kindle edition of The Legend of the Blue Eyes can buy the professionally narrated audio edition for $1.99

The Legend of the Blue Eyes

Audiobook LOTBEArianna Grace liked her boring Midwestern teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why doesn’t she have a family? Why do her memories only start at five? When someone offers to explain it, Arianna thinks she is just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans that drink blood.

On Arianna’s sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all the new rules of a world she didn’t know existed would be hard enough, but it’s further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather.

There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she is the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided onto two sides, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. Arianna must choose a side- her mother’s family or her father’s- and for once in her life decide her own fate.

Becoming a Legend

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Arianna Grace is about to turn seventeen, and her life has been very complicated lately. She is the leader of four clans of night humans: dearg-dul, baku, tengu, and lycan. While the four clans seem to get along better with each other, there is internal conflict on both sides of her family, not to mention the three boys vying for her attention. Devin is set on keeping her safe above all else. Turner’s goal is to make her happy. And Andrew wants her for himself. At some point Arianna will have to choose between them, but first she needs to survive the plots against her.

Edward Lucan is making a chase for the power to lead the baku clans and is playing his cards by using his nephew Andrew to lure Arianna into a trap. Unfortunately for Lucan, Andrew has his own plans. He has spent the last year waiting for Arianna to see him as more than a friend, and he now finds it necessary to make a move for her affection, despite his uncle.

In the dearg-dul estate, Arianna discovers that the ambitious Lord Seeger has been laying his own strategies for power and is slowly poisoning her. After getting away with her grandfather’s murder, he is setting his sights on her. Luckily for Arianna, her team is on to all of the plans and is making their own counter strategies. Will it be enough to keep Arianna safe? Several people close to Arianna have been keeping secrets. If Arianna is to take power and control of the night, she will need to know the truth. Will someone finally tell her what it really means to become the legend everyone is waiting for, before it is too late to turn back?

Winning the Legend

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Arianna has gathered the outside clans to decide her fate in marriage. A tournament will be held, and she is the prize, whether she wants to be or not. The only thing for her to do is watch the clan leaders fight over her, or is it? Thanks to her team’s well-made plans, Arianna has other strategies in place. Hopefully one of those plans will earn her freedom.

As the contestants gather and she learns more about the night human world, there are new allies to keep close and more enemies to keep even closer. Some even hold more secrets to her legend and possibly the actual reason to her existence. Now Arianna must decide what to do with the fate she has been dealt. The time has come to step out of the shadows of the men who protect her, and into her own power. The time is now for Arianna to take control, and fight for the destiny she wants to live.


bioAbout the Author:
Originally from Wisconsin, B. Kristin currently resides in Ohio with her husband, two small children, and three cats. When not doing the


mom//thing of chasing kids, baking cookies, and playing outside, she is
using her PhD in biology as a scientist. In her free time she is
currently hard at work on multiple novels. Every day is a new writing
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